Silver medal for Thomas

LOCAL boxing star of the future, Cameron Thomas from Berrow, has boxed his way to a silver medal at the Royal Navy Schools Amateur Boxing Association of England Championships.

LOCAL boxing star of the future, Cameron Thomas from Berrow, has boxed his way to a silver medal at the Royal Navy Schools Amateur Boxing Association of England Championships, which took place in Brentwood recently.

Thomas (12), lost out in the 36kg final of the competition to Isaac Milburn representing Birtley ABC.

PREPARATIONS for the annual boxing show at Brean Leisure Park are in full swing this week as Sydenham Boxing Club prepare for the 25th year of this local tournament.

The event will take place on the evening of March 25 and will feature many boxers from clubs in the West Country and Wales, with supervision from the Somerset and Bristol division of the Western Counties ABA.


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The evening will commence at 6.30pm followed by a three course meal at 7pm. Dress is formal (black tie optional). Tickets are available at �30 per person. Exclusive tables are available for parties of 10 or 16, however smaller groups are welcome.

Sponsoring a bout of boxing will cost just �40 (which will be directly donated to Sydenham Boxing Club) and will include a credit in the evening programme guide.

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The event is usually popular with companies and business entertaining, social groups and skittle teams for example.

If you would like to sponsor a bout of boxing or to book tickets, please contact Deidre on 01278 752127 or email deidre@hru.co.uk

GROUND worker Mitchell McSweeney (22) of Weston Amateur Boxing Club took part in the Western Counties ABA National Senior Championships at light-heavyweight recently.

Unfortunately, he could not match opponent Sam Pomphrey of Broad Plain ABC, Bristol. The much larger Pomphrey showed the difference in his experience, controlling the contest from beginning to end to win on points.

However, Mitchell was back in action at the Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet. His opponent was Craig Lintern of Wells ABC, the host club.

Craig tried to enforce his strength in the opening few moments, but Mitchell used his skills to avoid these big heavy punches by slipping and countering each time catching his opponent cleanly, opening up a decent advantage in the first round.

The second was a tighter affair as Lintern tried to think more about his attack, but Mitchell remained difficult to hit.

In the third, Mitchell took the contest away from his opponent by connecting cleanly with his own punches then remaining at a safe distance not to be caught himself to take this contest on points.

He will be back in action again at the end of the month in Ashford, Kent, keeping busy until he boxes in the club's show on May 22 at Hutton Moor.

For further information on Weston Boxing Club, contact Coach John on 07786 371164.

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