Repton on cloud nine at London CYP finals

PUBLISHED: 17:38 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:06 05 October 2010

Repton maintained their traditional dominance of the London Youth CYP championships as the club sent nine boxers through to the national quarter-finals


Repton maintained their traditional dominance of the London Youth CYP championships at York Hall on Saturday as the club sent nine boxers through to the national quarter-finals.

The Bethnal Green club's Class-A winners included Chris Ali and Ben Hall, who both overcame opponents from Fairbairn House.

Ali took the Class-A Under-48kg trophy after outscoring Andy Patel while Hall slammed his way to the title with a stoppage success over Chris Lawrence in the second round of his Under-57kg encounter.

Also boxing their way to London titles were Brett Beadon, Sam McNess and Tom Baker.

In a high-standard Class-B Under-57kg final contest, Beadon rose to the occasion to clinch a points verdict over Chris Mbwakongo, from Lynn, and lift the London crown.

Nemesis youngster Danny Oshijo tested Sam McNess in a Class-B Under-63kg encounter, but the Repton boxer found the target with impressive attacks to make sure of the decision.

In the Class-C Under-69kg category, Eltham's Billy Cayzer looked to record an upset but found Repton's in-form Tom Baker too talented as the Bethnal Green club entry boxed his way to the points decision.

With Mo Raza, Jimmy Smith and Andrew Doe also receving walkover wins, Repton will be well represented at the national quarter-finals in Aldershot this weekend.

Meanwhile, Repton prospects Romario Wallace and Perry Lovejoy will continue their own title bids at the National Schoolboy Championship finals at Dagenham's Goresbrook Leisure Centre on March 7.

Wallace booked a place in the finals after stamping his class from the opening bell against high-quality rival Frank Smith, from Hailsham, in the Class Three Under-52kg clash.

Lovejoy had to come from behind to win his Class Three Under-42kg duel with St Mary's rival Bernie Saunders, who took a close opening round.

The Repton boxer turned the tables in the second session to take the lead, which he extended in the final round to earn a deserved points verdict.

Simon Baker and Tom Buckley were walkover winners for Repton and will also feature in finals in Dagenham.

Latest East London Sports News


Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.


Wimbledon has become the latest big sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic this week.


Nearly 10 years ago, Leyton Orient moved to sack Geraint Williams and appoint Russell Slade to help them avoid the drop and was it ever a great journey from then onwards.

West Ham hero Alan Taylor talks us through the battle to the final


The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced an emergency funding package worth £61million to keep counties and clubs afloat during what could be “the biggest challenge in the history of the game”.

Yesterday, 15:30

Smaller clubs in Essex could struggle to survive

Yesterday, 15:00

Parents looking to entertain their children while schools are closed have been offered a helping hand thanks to the FA SuperKicks app.

Hammers striker Alan Taylor talks us through his six goals in the FA Cup 45 years ago


Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

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