Repton net a clean sweep

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:50 05 October 2010

REPTON boxers made it a clean sweep at the National Novices finals in Brentwood as Lucien Reid, Chris Ali, Connor Packman and George O Mahoney secured a quartet of title wins for the Bethnal Green club.

REPTON boxers made it a clean sweep at the National Novices finals in Brentwood on Saturday as Lucien Reid, Chris Ali, Connor Packman and George O'Mahoney secured a quartet of title wins for the Bethnal Green club.

Reid recorded a one-sided success over Bulkington Sports opponent Oliver Knight, who was outgunned from the opening bell as the Repton boxer found the target with several accurate shots.

Knight's attempt to turn the tables only saw him walk into more trouble as the classy Reid extended his lead to finish a 10-0 winner in the Class A Under-44kg division final.

In the higher weight division, Ali bagged another national award for the Bethnal Green club by defeating Leon Gower, from Burton.

Gower provided tough opposition, but it was the Repton boxer's sharp attacks that earned him the Under-46kg title by a four-point margin.

In the Under-48kg final, Packman faced a lofty problem against taller rival Ateeb Hussain, from Sheffield's Steel City club.

But the Repton prospect rose to the occasion with a determined assault to overcome Hussain's physical advantage, sweeping to another national title by an 8-3 margin to complete a club treble in the 15-year-olds category.

O'Mahoney, a 16-year-old entry in the Class B Under-63 kg class, completed the club's title haul with a comfortable triumph over Awaz Iqbal, from Bury boxing club.

O'Mahoney continued the impressive form he had shown in earlier bouts on the title trail and looked a winner all the way, earning an 11-6 points decision at the final bell.

Repton had earlier celebrated more success after Joe Catchpole scored an upset win over Barking's Sam Marson at East Ham Working Men's Club on Friday night.

l Broad Street welterweight John Davidson is looking to exact sweet revenge against Barking rival Wayne Gannon at the Stepney club's dinner-show tournament, which takes place at Canary Wharf tomorrow night.

The pair met at East Ham last week, with Gannon taking a close decision, but Davidson is confident of turning the tables on his rival in this week's rematch.

Broad Street brothers Rob and Charles Russell will feature on the Canary Wharf show, with club-mates Matthew Clarke and Dean Watson also in action.

A pair of super-heavyweight contests on the bill will feature the Stepney club's giant duo Chuma Oraedz and Germain Sweeney.

"It promises to be an outstanding evening with nearly 300 guests," said Broad Street's David Exley.

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