Barking star Whiting set for action
PUBLISHED: 15:40 21 June 2012
Ross hopes to end the season on a high
Barking BC light-middleweight Ross Whiting is looking to end a succesful season on a high note when he competes in the four-day Haringey Police-sponsored Box-Cup Tournament – which gets underway today (Thursday) at Alexandra Palace.
The tournament, in its fifth year, is a fast-growing event which attracts boxers from the leading London clubs alongside top amateurs from all over Great Britain and Ireland – plus entries from several continental countries.
Whiting has featured in some good wins in Barking colours at home and abroad this season and is looking for more success against some strong opposition in the north London competition, where he lines up in a trio of entries from the local club.
Also chasing medals at the Haringey Police tournnament will be Barking middleweight Blerin Pjetri and hard-hitting light-heavyweight prospect Steve Addison.
Meanwhile, Dagenham have made their mark on the competition in the past and also enter a good sized team, including welterweight duo Ebz Teferi and Sean McCarthy.
Also named in the Dagenham squad looking for success over the next four days are light-welterweight Charlie Bryan, middleweight Gary Corcoran and light-middleweight Zico Ngombi.
There is also a women’s section at the tournament and the Heathway-based club could enter Charlotte Gill in the 57kg section, subject to the standard of the opposition from home and abroad.
The event involves hundreds of bouts and includes a junior competition on Friday in the massive main hall at the north London venue.
Boxing takes place in three rings at Alexandra Palace and provides quite a busy tournament for Dagenham boxing club secretary Danny O’Sullivan who will once again be the man with the mike, introducing the boxers and announcing the results.
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