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Fantastic four net Repton more glory

PUBLISHED: 15:03 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010

By LEN WHALEY REPTON S quartet of Golden Gloves champions returned to the Bethnal Green club s gym last week flushed with success following their awards at the national finals in Yorkshire. The winning quartet of John Lee King, Rio Wallace, Mark Baker an

By LEN WHALEY

REPTON'S quartet of Golden Gloves champions returned to the Bethnal Green club's gym last week flushed with success following their awards at the national finals in Yorkshire.

The winning quartet of John Lee King, Rio Wallace, Mark Baker and Danny Arnold made it a fantastic nine national titles in one week for the club, who also boast five NACYP champions.

In the Golden Gloves Under-46kg encounter, previously unbeaten Kildare Ward, from Lancashire's Darnhill club, found King too classy as the Repton boxer swept to a national title triumph.

Picking his shots impressively, King piled up the points to leave no doubt that he was the rightful

winner of the title.

Danny Arnold completed a Golden Gloves victory march when he was a good winner against Tommy Aitchison, a Skelmersdale club boxer, who tried hard to knock Arnold out of his stride.

But the 12-year-old east London club's fighter controlled the action with effective punches to clinch the national award.

Rio Wallace also added his name to the club's title list when he proved too talented for Middlesbrough rival Joseph Maphosa in their final duel.

It was a day of mixed success for the Baker boys at the final, with Mark Baker proving too good for Middlesbrough's Robert Morgan and showing his promise as he swept to an impressive victory in the Under-57kg decider.

Brother Simon featured in a desperately close Under-50kg battle with Joshua Bradley, from Benny's club, who won a tight decision from the judges.

Repton's Perry Lovejoy gave a solid show against Bridgewater club rival Mark Leach but it was Leach who took the verdict in their Under-36kg clash.

Luke Keller also finished on the wrong end of the points verdict in his final with Priory Park's Jackson Collins.

Martin Ward joined the list of national title-holders from the Bethnal Green club when he proved too classy for Brendan Joyce in the NACYP Class B finals at Sheffield.

Joyce had announced his determination to end Ward's winning run but once again the class of the Repton boxer showed through.

He provided accurate attacks to take control of the opening exchanges and stayed comfortably ahead on points to make sure of his latest success and clinch the national title.

That victory completed a family double after brother John Ward won his NACYP Class A title two nights earlier - as reported in last week's Advertiser - with Frank Buglione, Brett Beadon and Lerrone Richards joining the ranks of Repton

winners.

George O'Malley and Connor Packman were in winning form for Repton at Bexley on Friday, where both defeated rivals from Margate boxing club.

O'Malley boxed his way to a first-round victory over tearaway Brian Page, who attacked strongly at the opening bell but was picked off by the impressive Repton boxer and the referee called a halt.

Packman flashed his skills against Kent club rival Ray Aylett, building up a points advantage to make sure of a unanimous verdict.


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