BOXING: Seven-up in finale

Oxford Boxing Academy’s Bradley Townsend (left), Yaser Afzal (centre) and Declan Townsend go for glory in the National ABA Junior Championships in Bristol tomorrow, having each won their bouts at Oxford Boxing Academy’s dinner

Oxford Boxing Academy’s Bradley Townsend (left), Yaser Afzal (centre) and Declan Townsend go for glory in the National ABA Junior Championships in Bristol tomorrow, having each won their bouts at Oxford Boxing Academy’s dinner

First published in Sport

OXFORD Boxing Academy chalked up seven wins at their final dinner tournament of the season at the Kassam Stadium.

Yaser Afzal, at 15 the youngest of the three boxers in the 52kg category, gained a unanimous verdict against Daniel Malik, of Watford, after some lightning hand speed and nimble footwork.

Declan Townsend, 16, was another to come out on top on all the judges’ cards, beating Ihsan Khan, of Slough, in the 63kg category.

And his brother, Bradley Townsend, gained revenge for a defeat against Finchley’s Sean Robinson in the National Schools Championship semi-finals three years ago, with a victory in their bout.

Oxford Brookes University heavyweight Josh Rigby knocked out his opponent, Gilbert Adjei-Kyem, inside a minute of the first round to claim victory.

Botley cruiserweight Alex Williams showed greater accuracy by out pointing another Finchley boxer, Arman Nalbandian.

Cherwell School teenager Martel Osmon, in his first outing, defeated Josh Hallam of Gloucester, while a Spanish exchange student from Brookes, Jose Cardenal, was too strong for Connor Campbell, of Bracknell.

RESULTS

(Oxford boxers first): Y Afzal bt D Malik (Watford), M Osmon bt J Hallam (Gloucester), B Townsend bt S Robinson (Finchley), A Williams bt A Nalbandian (Finchley), D Townsend bt I Khan (Slough), J Cardenal bt C Campbell (Bracknell), N Balayo lost to A White (Cheshunt), B Kaluza lost to G Crotty (Hoddesdon BA), J Rigby bt G Adjei-Kyem (Finchley).

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