Farouk fights back!
IT WAS a successful night for Fairbairn BC boxers on the Barking BC tournament staged at the East Ham Working Mens Club on Friday. The all-action meeting between Egat Farouk (Fairbairn) and Repton s Mamoc Bediako entertained the fans. Farouk came under e
IT WAS a successful night for Fairbairn BC boxers on the Barking BC tournament staged at the East Ham Working Mens' Club on Friday.
The all-action meeting between Egat Farouk (Fairbairn) and Repton's Mamoc Bediako entertained the fans.
Farouk came under early pressure, but fought back in determined style to clinch the points' verdict against his Bethnal Green rival.
Also winning for the local club was Zaman Hassan, who scored with effective punches to subdue Southend BC rival Lee Sloan.
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Robert Asaeba (Fairbairn) finished on the wrong end of a tight verdict in his closely-fought bout against Dave Regis (Welwyn Garden City).
With a remarkable 21 contests staged on the night, the award for the best boxer was no easy choice, but it went to bright Barking prospect Joe Kelly.
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The 14-year-old featured in a tight tussle with Harry Dhami (Gravesham), with every round keenly-contested.
Effective combination punches shook the Gravesham boxer and earned Kelly the points decision - as well as the special award at the end of the night.
There was also a welcome win for 23-year-old light-heavyweight Jamie Rice from Ireland, now boxing in Barking colours, who slammed out a points success over experienced Honor Oak club boxer Diego Burton.
Rice showed his boxing skills to subdue an aggressive rival and chalk up his first home success for Barking.
Also winning for the local club was welter Wayne Gannon, who piled up the points against Mike Caulfield (Welwyn Garden City) with determined attacks, and made sure of taking the verdict.
Gannon was particularly effective with powerful hooks to the mid-section, which slowed his rival in the final stages of the bout.
Jay Johnson launched the Barking victory parade when he repeated an earlier win over Times BC rival Tommy Stokes.
Stokes requested the return after losing to the Barking boxer, and looked set for revenge as he moved into an early lead.
However, Johnson settled to take control in the second and third rounds with solid shots finding their target and came through strongly to earn the judges' decision.
Also winning for Barking was Harry Farley, who showed his skills to turn back the challenge of St Peters BC rival James Haston.
Effective jabbing set up Farley for his success and although Haston hit back strongly with his two-fisted assault, it was the long-range shots of the home club boxer that clinched the points verdict at the final bell.