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Repton prospects chase ABA glory at divisional champs

PUBLISHED: 15:16 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:09 05 October 2010

By LEN WHALEY REPTON S ABA hopefuls will launch their bids for national glory in unfamiliar territory this week. The North East London divisional championships on Friday night mark the first step on the road to the national finals, and for once Repton bo

By LEN WHALEY

REPTON'S ABA hopefuls will launch their bids for national glory in unfamiliar territory this week.

The North East London divisional championships on Friday night mark the first step on the road to the national finals, and for once Repton boxers will have to move out of their home borough for the event.

York Hall is the traditional venue for the championships but Newham Leisure Centre has been chosen to stage this year's event - and boxers from local Peacock and West Ham boxing clubs are sure to challenge the Bethnal Green brigade's supremacy at the start of the 2008 title trail.

The championships are usually subject to last-minute withdrawals and weight switches on the night but the entry list announced this week includes some promising parings.

With no entry listed at Under-48kg, Oscar Webb is the only name in the Under-51kg category and the Repton boxer has been in winning form for Young England this season.

Dean Burrell, one of two brothers wearing Peacock colours on the night, will be opposed by Repton's James Cole in the Under-54 kg section.

Cole made his mark on the title race last season when he clinched a London ABA title wearing West Ham colours and now looks for 2008 honours in the Repton ranks.

The second Burrell brother at the Peacock gym, Scott, is named in the Under-57kg division alongside bright West Ham prospect Jack Herbert.

But the extra experience of third entry Lee Ballard gives Repton supporters hopes that he will be able to repeat his earlier successes on the ABA trail.

The Under-60kg division sees West Ham's strong Peter Akubuko and Barking club hope Sam Marson chasing honours against two Repton rivals.

Bright prospects Tom Baker and Danny Clark carry the hopes of the Repton club in the featherweight class.

There is a promising pairing of prospects in the Under-64kg lightweight division with Dudley O'Shaughnessy, of West Ham, and Repton's Michael Channing the two named entries.

In the Under-69kg class Peacock prospect Dalton Miller looks to take the title to the Canning Town club by overcoming Repton duo Lee Newman and Joe Knighton.

Crowd pleaser Newman has been in winning form for the Bethnal Green club this season and the former Dagenham club boxer will be looking to make his mark at the championships.

The middleweight division looks interesting following the arrival of Jordan Gosling, a Barking entry, who won a European Under-19 bronze medal with his former club Southend.

Repton have named their own England cadet Ryan Pickard alongside Frank Buglioni, who slammed his way to national title honours this month by winning the NAYCP tournament in style.

Repton's Tallia Lodhi is the lone entry in the Under-81kg class while Dagenham Boxing Club have put their faith in bright cruiserweight hope Tony Conquest.

Improving Conquest will have his title hopes tested by former Repton boxer Rick Newlands, now with Peacock, who is also listed at the weight.

Big punching Peacock boxer Wadi Camacho, who was recently called up for the England training squad, carries his club hopes against Repton's Olisia Ossai in the heavyweight class.

In the super-heavy category, hard hitting Larry Olubambino is named alongside experienced Repton team-mate Damien Campbell.

Tickets for the championships will be available on the door at the Newham Leisure Centre in Prince Regents Lane on Friday (7pm).

REPTON ROLL-CALL

Under-51kg: Oscar Webb. Under-54kg: James Cole. Under-57kg: Lee Ballard. Under-60kg: Tom Baker, Danny Clark. Under-64kg: Michael Channing. Under-69kg: Lee Newman, Joe Knighton. Under-75kg: Ryan Pickard, Frank Buglioni. Under-81kg: Tallia Lodhi. Under-91kg: Olisia Ossai. Over-91kg Larry Olumbamino, Damien Campbell.


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