The season is in full swing now with another handful of bouts this weekend at the London finals of the NABGC Boxing Championships.
On Friday Zeeshan Ali, now with 8 consecutive weeks of competition under his belt, beat Repton's Jayedul Islam in his semi-final bout to secure his spot in the final on Sunday.
Next up Saturday, and we had National Champion Uzair Maqbool and Hamza Hajee Sheriff both walking straight into the finals. Sadly it was not to happen for Hajee, who felt unwell on the day, as he lost to Repton and G.B. boxer Roberto Lacourt. Uzair goes from strength to strength as he was crowned London Champion for the second time after defeating the more experienced John Bignall of Bodyshots ABC.
Zeeshan Ali bowed out to Finlay James of West Ham ABC in the London final on Sunday. Uthman Nawaz, in only his second bout for ELBA, stopped his opponent in the first round and is crowned our second London champion of the weekend.
The next round of the NABGC Boxing Championships continues on the weekend of the 18th November, which is convenient as our next home show is this coming Saturday (10th November) at Norlington School and 6th Form, the address is:
Norlington Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JZ
Tickets are £15 on the door. Concessions for Norlington students, ELBA Juniors and OAPs. Doors open 5.30pm, boxing starts at 6pm. Make sure you get down to support the club, we have a host of debutants raring to go!