It's away the lads as Repton answer call to box in North East

PUBLISHED: 16:40 10 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:26 05 October 2010

Frank Buglioni

Frank Buglioni

Repton's crowd-pleasing middleweight Frank Buglioni has been named in a four-man squad for a clash in Newcastle


Repton's crowd-pleasing middleweight Frank Buglioni has been named in a four-man squad for a clash in Newcastle on Saturday after answering a London ABA call to box in the North East.

The London team face a strong North-East Counties line-up in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea as part of a tournament sponsored by Ricky Hatton that features clashes between regional teams from across the country.

Buglioni fills the middleweight berth in the London team and is due to offer North East rival Mickey Laws an eagerly awaited rematch following a thrilling encounter in Epping in Februrary.

The Bethnal Green club boxer was a points winner after a tremendous tussle that Repton coach Tony Burns rated "the best contest I have seen in years".

Lightweight Michael McCarthy and welterweights Lee Newman and Luke Turner have also been included in the travelling party.

Classy McCarthy, who won junior title honours with Dagenham BC and reached the ABA quarter-finals in Repton colours, is paired with East Durham's Gary Reay, while Newman who chose to represent England rather than enter this year's ABA championships, faces an unnamed opponent.

Seasoned campaigner Turner is booked for a welterweight clash with Sunderland fighter Glenn Foot.

Meanwhile, Repton have added their name to a list of more than a thousand campaigners helping old rivals West Ham Boys' Boxing Club in their fight against a plan to move them out of their famous home behind Plaistow's Black Lion pub - and build flats on the site.

The gym has been the club's home for more than 80 years and has become one of the best-known landmarks on the London boxing scene.

Hundreds of national champions have emerged under the Hammers banner, including Terry Spinks, who won Olympic gold in Melbourne in 1956.

But Newham Council are now considering an application for planning permission to knock down the gym and build nine flats on the current site.

Repton official Kelvin Wing said: "West Ham have been our big rivals for many years - but at times like this we give them our full support."

To register your support, visit

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 15:50

Simon Harmer spun his way to match figures of 14-131 as county champions Essex beat Surrey by 169 runs to maintain their 100 per cent win record in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Mon, 18:55

Essex’s batsmen failed to convert starts into half-centuries but their combined efforts set Surrey 337 to win their Bob Willis Trophy contest.

Mon, 15:32

London Lions have gone full circle signing six foot ten inch centre, Chris Tawiah, who was developed by the Lions Junior programme in Milton Keynes

Mon, 15:12

Leyton Orient have announced the majority of their pre-season fixtures, as efforts step up towards a September, 12 start date for the new League Two season.

Mon, 10:00

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted he felt ‘really good’ after a 6-67 haul put his side on top against Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Mon, 09:00

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Simon Harmer bagged his 18th first-class five-wicket haul for Essex as the hosts helped themselves to a healthy first innings lead over Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Feroze Khushi suggested Essex’s production line is in no danger of slowing down as the academy product celebrated his maiden first-class half-century on an even opening day against Surrey.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser