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Ward slips up in Guadalajara

PUBLISHED: 10:59 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:45 05 October 2010

REPTON prospect Martin Ward suffered a shock early exit at the World Youth Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. The classy 17-year-old Ward was rated as one of the favourites to earn a medal in the Under-51kg section but he crashed out to Khaza

REPTON prospect Martin Ward suffered a shock early exit at the World Youth Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico last week.

The classy 17-year-old Ward was rated as one of the favourites to earn a medal in the Under-51kg section but he crashed out to Khazakstan's Zhakipov Almas in his opening bout.

The Repton boxer briefly flashed the skills that have brought him outstanding success at home and abroad, and which have seen him installed as a top prospect for the 2012 Olympic Games, but the powerful Almas pressed him in every round.

The Khazakstan fighter scored with two-fisted attacks and edged a 9-5 points vote from the judges.

l Repton duo Connor Packman and George O'Mahoney have advanced to the ABA junior novices quarter-finals following good wins at Brentwood on Friday.

Packman outpointed Brentwood's Geoff Irvan in an Under-48kg clash and O'Mahoney was too good for Chris Forsythe, from Centurion, in their Under-63kg contest.

Fellow Repton fighters Chris Ali and Lucien Reid also moved into the last eight with walkovers.

l Bow boxer Des Barker-Johnson (pictured) was in winning form for Newham boxing club at Crawley on Friday night.

The local prospect, the nephew of former pro boxer Henry Johnson, dominated his clash with some effective punching and was a good points winner.

Sonny Edwards and Jamie Oyeyinka were also in winning form for Newham.


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