Swede success for duo
CASEY O RIORDAN and George Moughton made it a golden double for Newham BC when they triumphed in the Angered Boxe-Cup tournament in Sweden at the weekend. The Newham BC hopes, with clubmate Liam Desmond who won silver, were guesting in the Tottenham and E
CASEY O'RIORDAN and George Moughton made it a golden double for Newham BC when they triumphed in the Angered Boxe-Cup tournament in Sweden at the weekend.
The Newham BC hopes, with clubmate Liam Desmond who won silver, were guesting in the Tottenham and Enfield team visiting Scandinavia for the international tournament.
O'Riordan opened with a semi-final success over Dane, Arlan Bodin, with the Newham boxer scoring well to build up a winning points lead.
He moved into Sunday's final against English club boxer Ken Shaughnessy from the Bridgewater BC, where the dominance of the Newham boxer earned the winning votes of the judges.
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Moughton launched his title bid with a points success on Saturday, scoring a semi-final victory over tough rival Robin Korrhoweu (Sweden).
In the final, the Newham boxer was tested by another Swedish opponent, Norbu Bozan, backed by the cheers of his home town fans.
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However, the quality shots came from Moughton as he moved ahead to victory and the gold award.
Liam Desmond's silver success was set up by his semi-final victory over Denmark's Karim Hidres, when he came out on top with a good display.
However, he went forward to the final, but clashed with Matt Adel the Norwegian number one.
He produced a game display to shake his rival more than once, but had to settle for silver.
JOE TEMPLE made it a winning night for the Newham BC when he travelled to Basildon on Friday to appear on the Chalvedon BC dinner show.
He boxed well to outscore home club rival, Max Hinson, in an entertaining scrap, coming out on top as the points winner.
WEST HAM BC boxers were in good form at the Hull Fish Trades show recently, where Sam Bezzina, making his Hammers debut, won on points against Jack Pyrah of Cleckheaton.
Bezzina worked well behind his jab, never allowing his strong opponent time to throw his best punches.
He continued to dominate the exchanges and took the unanimous verdict.
Douglas Doherty kept his unbeaten record intact with a points victory against Joe Oxley of Hull Fish Trades.
Doherty boxed well on his back foot, as both boxers received a standing count in the second round. However, Doherty got back in his stride to take the verdict.
Jimmy Shepherd won on points against Macaulay Parker of the host club. Shepherd used his jab and straight right hand to good effect to take the unanimous verdict.
Alfie Price was out-boxing Ryan Fillingham of Bracebridge, but the referee was not allowing the contest to flow, continually pulling both boxers up for petty fouls.
The visiting Hammers were disappointed when Price was disqualified in the last round by the official.
Jay Pejetri lost on a majority verdict against the hosts' Sam Knight. Jay allowed Knight to control the contest for the first two rounds, but gave a great last-round effort, putting Knight under continued pressure.
The judges gave Knight the nod after a tight exciting contest.