Dagenham BC enjoy a busy weekend as big club show is followed by wins for London
PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 February 2018
Dagenham Boxing Club members had a very busy weekend and no shortage of success in the ring recently.
The club hosted their third show of the season at the Roundhouse on Friday, with members in action in most of the 17 bouts.
Kwan Grierson and Patrick Kerrigan made their club debuts in skills bouts with Franky Fogarty (Danson) and Joe Zammit (Chalvedon).
Colby Ali was edged out on points by Mason Mateer (St Mary’s), but Jude Binding beat John McDonagh (Fairbairn) to go 2-1 up in their head-to-head.
Dagenham’s Peter Kerrigan and Teddy Carroll lost unanimous decisions to Tom Dickson (Centurions) and Billy Anderson (Kent Gloves) respectively, while debutant Edmondas Brinkus was stopped by Finley Lewis (Chalvedon).
Isaac Bukenya began well on his debut against Harrow’s Alex Hatcher, but was stopped in the third round. However, Akash Bhangal defeated Joe Hughes (Danson) on points to take the best home boxer award.
Awais Khan lost to Yusaf Sheikh (Fairbairn) on points and Abdul Mahdi was another debutant to suffer a stoppage after some heavy combinations from Fairbairn’s Priyash Arayaratman in the first round.
Simon Ibekwe impressed to beat Miles Alaura (Hornchurch & Elm Park), while Scott Rawlinson started well against Sammi Sattar (Fairbairn), before fading to lose a split decision.
Debutant Jay Campbell lost on points to West Ham’s Jawany Scott in the penultimate fight of the night, while Simas Zubrickas was awarded a debut win when his opponent suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first round of their contest.
Dagenham’s Sonny Flack beat Liam Ludman (Progress ABC) on a split decision in Suffolk and is now preparing for the National Championships next month and the European Schools’ Championships in May.
Three Dagenham boxers were part of an eight-strong London team that beat Western Counties 5-3 in Bristol.
Martin Dimitrov earned a unanimous points win over Jake Milton after controlling their bout, while Abdoul Toure stopped Aidean Watson in the second round of their conest.
George Landers lost a tight split decision to Ben Demmery, after forcing a standing eight count and a knock down, but it did not affect the match outcome.
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