Lively Liam sets up a treble for Newham

NEWHAM BC s Liam Desmond turned back the challenge of his Welsh rival in the NACYP semi-finals at York Hall on Sunday to book his place in his first national final, and set up a treble for the club. Desmond showed the form that could bring success in his

NEWHAM BC's Liam Desmond turned back the challenge of his Welsh rival in the NACYP semi-finals at York Hall on Sunday to book his place in his first national final, and set up a treble for the club.

Desmond showed the form that could bring success in his Class A 50kg clash against Welsh youngster Kyle Morris, as he took control from the start.

Solid shots tossed by the Newham hope saw Morris take a standing count from the referee, and he decided the contest had gone far enough in the third round.

Meanwhile, Newham clubmate Sonny Edwards made sure of his passage into the final as he convincingly outboxed Blaenmas Club rival Ben Wheel in the Class A 46kg encounter, to book his final place.


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Clubmate George Veness made it a triple success for Newham when he defeated Barry Lavell, from Northern Ireland, in their Class B 54kg contest.

Strong Lavell battled all the way, but it was the more effective shots of the Newham club entry that set him up for a worthy win.

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n West Ham BC entry Charlie Hoy boxed in the NACYP semi-finals at the York Hall on Sunday and booked his place at the national finals later this month.

Hoy faced Aaron Seldon of Exeter in their class C under-51kg clash and started well from the opening bell, and a stiff left hand from Hoy forced Seldon to take a standing count in the last round sealing the national final place.

Myles Cousins was up against Welsh and Great Britain champion Mitchell Buckland and the Hammer did well in the early exchanges to move into a lead in the second round.

However, it was the Welsh boxer who produced a good last round to make sure of the majority verdict from the judges and the place in the final.

*JOE TEMPLE continued his winning ways in Newham club colours when he outscored Jim Henney (Crawley) at the East Ham WMC on Friday.

He showed good form against the previously unbeaten rival to earn the verdict alongside clubmate George Moughton on the show.

Moughton was voted the 'Best visiting boxer' on the show following his impressive win over Shepway club rival Fred Fellows.

However Newham's George Penney dropped a points vote against Ken Miah (Northolt).

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