It’s another busy week for Dagenham boxers as cadets prepare for championships
PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 February 2018
Dagenham Boxing Club had another busy week with members appearing at four different shows.
Teddy Carrol made the long trip to Ramsgate on the Kent coast on Friday, but it proved in vain as he tasted defeat.
Sydney Russell pupil Carrol met Nika Tabarukishvili (Parkstone ABC) in a very entertaining and even contest.
But Tabarukishvili took a tight split decision, using a high reach advantage to good effect.
Dagenham’s Scott Rawlinson boxed Collin Hallet (Double Jab ABC) at their show in South London and was on top in the first round.
But he suffered a hip injury just as the first round was about to end, which forced the referee to stop the contest and award the verdict to the fortunate Hallett.
At the Five Star ABC show, in Harold Hill, Dagenham’s Tate O’Sullivan made his long-awaited Daggers debut in a contest against West Ham’s Jonjo Wenman.
The pair were very evenly matched and both enjoyed spells of success, but Wenman countered well under pressure and pinched a close unanimous verdict.
Dagenham entered three of their best boxers at the Junior Cadet Championship weigh-in, including two-time National champion Tariq Agius in the under-44kg category.
National finalist Bailey Wallace will chase glory at under-50kg level, along with another two-time national champion in Billy Adams.
Agius and Wallace were both left with no opposition in the London region, following several withdrawals, so both will move into the National pre-quarter finals at The Roundhouse in Dagenham on March 10.
Meanwhile, Adams will be looking to equal a club record of three National Titles in one season – set by Kevin Mitchell some 16 years ago !
He meets Repton rival George Barker in the London semi-final at Feltham this Saturday, with the winner lined up to meet Patrick Connors (Powerday Hooks ABC)at the same venue the following day.
Dagenham club secretary Dan O’Sullivan said: “Barker holds a rare win over Adams, and the Dagenham youngster has been chasing this rematch for some time. It’s certain to be a very high quality contest.”
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