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Boxing: Dagenham’s Agius moves into NABGC semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 November 2018

Dagenham's Tariq Agius with coach James Coel

Dagenham's Tariq Agius with coach James Coel

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Dagenham’s Tariq Agius moved into the semi-finals of the National Assoication of Boys’ and Girls’ Club Championships with an impressive win at the weekend.

Multi-titled Agius travelled to Farnham Sea Cadets United to take on Devon Lockwood (Attleborough ABC) in the National quarter-finals of the Class B 50kg category.

And although he looked small at the weight, conceding considerable height and reach, he made it up for it with his speed and power.

The bout began in relatively slow fashion, with a fairly even first round as both boxers enjoyed some success.

But Agius landed the far more telling shots and gradually began to increase the frequency of his two-fisted attacks as he dominated the second round.

In the third round, Agius took full control, unleashing some thunderous combinations and forcing referee Simon Mullan to give Lockwood a standing eight count.

Agius remained on top after that and went on to win by a wide unanimous points verdict as he moved into the semi-finals at the same venue this weekend, where he meets Welsh champion Elio Algiere (Duffryn ABC).

*Wadi Camacho claimed the biggest win of his career as he took the Commonwealth cruiserweight title at York Hall on Saturday.

The 33-year-old east Londoner beat Arfan Iqbal on unanimous points, after the Derby fighter suffered a back injury tumbling through the ropes in the seventh round and could not continue.

“There’s more to come – watch this space,” said the delighted Camacho.

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