It's Hall right for happy Daggers!
PUBLISHED: 16:21 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:10 02 July 2010
TALENTED prospect Alfie Hall produced a performance to match the best of his boxing career and collected a special award at the Dagenham BC club tournament which entertained the packed crowd at the Ford Sports club at Rush Green on Saturday night. The imp
TALENTED prospect Alfie Hall produced a performance to match the best of his boxing career and collected a special award at the Dagenham BC club tournament which entertained the packed crowd at the Ford Sports club at Rush Green on Saturday night.
The improving Hall made the early running against useful rival Dave Murphy (Chichester), shaking his rival with solid shots in the opening session.
The Dagenham boxer then upped the pressure as he outworked his opponent and the referee sensibly stepped in to signal the end in the final round.
Hall's display made him a worthy winner of the best home boxer award at the end of the Police and Community club's successful tournament.
In two other clashes involving boxers from the same two clubs, the honours were divided on the night.
The promising Vaha Kirakosian (Dagenham) lacked his usual sparkle but still did enough to defeat Craig Brittian (Chichester), taking the verdict in a disappointing clash.
Joe Judd, from the home club, started well against powerful Billy O'Brien (Chichester) but found his rival's weight advantage too much in the latter stages.
It was the Chichester boxer who forced the pace to clinch a points decision in the all-southpaw clash.
Daggers Jack Grindrod failed to produce his best form as got mixed up in an untidy brawl against Finchley Boxing Club opponent Dave Nezat, who went home with a unanimous points decision.
Popular home club boxer Sammy Zuber dropped a tight majority verdict in his clash against Dave Knight (Stacey) and waited too long at times to produce the scoring shots against his very awkward opponent.
Injuries played their part in some early finishes on the show - Indy Katriani dislocated his shoulder very early in the opening round, against Repton's Adam McLeesh.
Robin Dupree was well on top in his meeting with Bromley opponent Mike Ward when his right eye closed up and the referee stopped the bout on the orders of the doctor.
Dagenham supporters thought that Charlie Naylor had done enough to take the points decision against St Georges BC rival John McMichael, but the verdict went to the Poplar club hope after a very close contest between the promising schoolboys.
Dagenham's Kenny Harman looked much improved in his bout against strong Terry Hotak (East Ham) and his more effective jabbing proved decisive as he took the verdict, but he had to work hard for his win.
Promising Reid Hill and Jay Wheeler provided winning performances for the promoting club.
Former Dagenham boxer Lee Newman made a return to his former club's tournament and was involved in a tough battle against Peter Vaughan (Finchley).
Newman, now with Bethnal Green's Repton BC, was just in front when he pulled out a magical right left combination to flatten his Finchley opponent, who took some time to recover before leaving the ring. Later, Newman was named the best visiting boxer at the show.
The completely full house was rewarded with some entertaining action as the Dagenham BC matchmakers produced an entertaining 15-bout bill.