Johnson bounces back!
NEWHAM S 2009 National Schools champion Desmond Johnson bounced back from the disappointment of defeat in this year s quarter-finals to record a good points victory on his own club show at East Ham Working Men s Club on Friday night. Johnson and Charlie
NEWHAM'S 2009 National Schools' champion Desmond Johnson bounced back from the disappointment of defeat in this year's quarter-finals to record a good points victory on his own club show at East Ham Working Men's Club on Friday night.
Johnson and Charlie Disson (Dale Youth) provided a lively clash, but it was the more effective attacks of the Newham boxer that gave him the edge and earned him the points verdict at the end of the bout.
George Egorou was also in winning form for the home club, when he defeated Orpington's Alan Carver with a fine display, which brought him the judges' verdict.
Alfie Larkin was another home club winner, beating Chris Knitter (County BC) and further Newham success came when Kane Hoare defeated Farnham rival Ben Stevens.
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Jack England battled his way to victory over Hook's Steve Robinson, but Jervade Skeet dropped a decision to Orpington's John Stanhope.
In a clash of local rivals, Fairbairn prospect Ahmet Basi battled to victory over Jake Henderson (Newham), with the judges split at the end of the keenly-fought contest.
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Club chief Joe Chapman was grateful for the assistance of Newham neighbours Peacock BC for supplying senior contests for the successful show that attracted a packed house to the venue - and the Peacock boxers responded with some winning displays.
Lightweight William Orori continued his winning ways when he defeated Finchley's Mike Chickster, while Tom Daniels also took the verdict against Charlie Keirnan (Barking).
Chris Court blasted out a quick-fire victory over Dale Youth rival Stan Homidimai, winning after landing a battery of blows in the opening minute of their clash.
However, in another meeting between boxers from the two clubs, it was Dale Youth's Ben Tovey who defeated Peacock rival Costas Osben.
Adam Barkley - Peacock's fighting fireman - stepped up for his debut against Times' rival Simon Crow, and dropped the majority vote after a close contest.
NEWHAM and West Ham schoolboy hopefuls will bid for success at the ABA National Schoolboy Finals this weekend at the Brentwood Centre.
Hammers' Patrick Ellis and Joey Tokeley go for glory on Saturday, while Newham duo Joe Temple's and Videll Reilly fight on Sunday.