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Good luck to GCBC's Darren Codona who challenges for the BBBofC Southern Area middleweight title this evening.
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We haven't done boxer of the week (sponsored by Davis Property Services) for a while but this week we had two outstanding candidates & we couldn't split them. 12 year old Mitchell Garmey from Guildford Grove school had a few skill bouts last season & 1 competitive bout he has kept training through the close season & is starting to see the benefit. 13 year old Poppy Stewart who attends George Abbott school worked hard for the second half of the season & forced herself into our medal winning Surrey Youth Games team. She is also making big improvements & is working towards boxing competitively next season.
Well done to you both
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Good luck to Joel Bartell who's on an England talent pathway training camp in Southampton today.
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Training tonight as normal.
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1 week 4 days ago
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1 week 5 days ago
Reminder that there is no training tonight as the World Cup winners elect are playing.
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Good luck to Joel Bartell who is on a three day England Talent Pathway camp in Hull tomorrow.
No training on Tuesday due to the England game.
2 weeks 4 days ago
Darren Hendry won SD v Harv Dykes (Whitehawk) on the DSSE show in Brighton last month. Well done boys. Thanks Adam Haniver.
There will be no training on Thursday as the world cup winners elect are playing.
Guildford City Boxing Club's season finished in glory on Sunday with a gold rush at the eleventh annual Haringey Box Cup. The Park Barn based club entered their biggest ever team of seven in the England Boxing affiliated event at Alexandra Palace. Over three hundred boxers from all over the country & as far afield as Norway & Sweden weighed in for the three day tournament on Friday morning organised by Haringey Police & Community Boxing Club.
Five of City's team were in action in the quarter finals on Friday. First up 17 year old, 60 KG Euan Cooper, a student from Chiddingfold boxed out of his skin pushing eventual gold medalist Tommy Johnson of Stratford Upon Avon ABC all the way before losing out on a unanimous points decision. City coach Ben Harmsworth said "Euan did himself & the club proud. This was only his fourth contest & he gave away a lot of experience to a seventeen bout boxer. He came out very strong & won the first round before Johnson switched to a southpaw stance in the second & third which threw him out of sinc a bit." Defending champion Jack Ford a 17 year old builder from Bordon got of to a flying start with a unanimous points victory over Harvey Harrisson of Heart of Portsmouth BC in the youth middleweight division. City stalwart middleweight Ben Hall a 34 year old British Army Colour Sergeant who lives in Compton was less fortunate losing a 3-2 split decision to S Ansql of Norway's Oslo ABC much to the surprise of City's corner team which comprised coaches Ben Harmsworth, John Edwards & Michael Bartell. Harmsworth explained "We were very confident that Ben had won that bout. He bossed it all the way through & that was not the decision that we were expecting." 20 year old 51 KG Laura Pain from Dorking was next in to the fray & after losing the opening two sessions she managed to pull victory from the jaws of defeat with a third round stoppage victory over J McCauley of the Royal Artillery. City's 21 year old welterweight Alfie Winter was next up in the tournament's elite section. Winter put on one of the best performances of the entire competition with a punch perfect display of classy boxing & moving to win a unanimous points verdict over J Demmery of Downend ABC which left the crowd drooling & City coach John Edwards describing it as "The cream of the cream." Darren Hendry & Salim Mohammed were awarded walkovers to the next round.
Saturday saw all of City's five remaining boxers in action in the semi-finals. 28 year old bricklayer Darren Hendry, an unbeaten heavyweight from Aldershot faced Sal Hill, a towering 6' 7" twenty bout boxer from the Royal Air Force. Hendry, who went in to the tournament with a record of 6 wins & 0 defeats put on an excellent display of controlled boxing to win a 3-2 split points decision leaving a beeming coach Ben Harmsworth to say "Darren was dissapointed not to have boxed yesterday but everyone knows that he is here now. Lots of people expected Sal to beat him as he is much more experienced but that was an excellent performance from our man." City's Salim Mohammed a 17 year old student from Woking faced a very challenging semi final against H Kinsella of Kirkdale & England. Switch hitting Mohammed rose to the challenge, putting the England boxer on the back foot in the first round & consistently landing clean shots. Kinsella came back in to it in the second round before a disastrous third round for the Woking youngster which saw him receive a point deduction as his ill fitting gumshield fell out three times. Mohammed eventually lost a unanimous points decision. A murmur of anticipation went through the vast arena as Alfie Winter entered the ring for his semi-final against Basingstoke's vastly experienced Jacob Gabriel, a 91 bout veteran. A large crowd gathered around Ring D anxious to catch a glimpse of the classy Winter in action. The bout was a good one with the stocky Gabriel marching forward exerting pressure as City's Winter moved around on the outside showing good foot work & landing numerous counter punches. Both boxers matched each other over the three three minute rounds but coach Ben Harmsworth felt that there was only one winner "We were extremely pleased with Alfie's performance & we were convinced that he had won comfortably." However, there were gasps of surprise as the judges awarded the win to Gabriel by a split decision. Even the Basingstoke boxer who went on to win Sunday's final was surprised saying "I think that was a lucky one" much to his credit. Jack Ford faced a very tough semi-final against J O'Donnell of Powerday Hooks. The Bordon boy struggled to get going & lost the first round clearly. He started the second session in similar style before finding his range & punishing O'Donnell with hooks & upper cuts which forced a standing count. Ford kept going in similar fashion in the third round, keeping his head on the Kent boxer's chest & forcing another standing count before running out victorious on a split decision. Laura Pain grabbed a lot of people's attention & booked her place in the final with a powerful display of punching that earned her a second round stoppage victory over H Dodds of Lambton ABC.
City's three finalists returned to the "people's palace" on Sunday brimming with confidence & keen to perform in front of a large crowd on the big stage. Previous winners of the tournament include reigning world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Jack Ford got the club of to the best possible start & claimed the gold medal for the second season in succession with a well earned split decision victory over C Dura of Camberwell's Double Jab ABC. Ford dedicated the win to his late father who sadly passed away last year. Laura Pain then made it two out of two, forcing two standing counts on her way to a unanimous points victory. The pressure was then on the big man from Aldershot as it became apparent that only two clubs could still beat City to the overall team Cup. Hendry showed no sign of nerves what so ever as he eyeballed his opponent E Palmers from Coventry's Bulkington ABC in a stare down that seemed to go on for hours. The City boxer did not disappoint as he won a split points decision to lift the class A heavyweight title, retain his unbeaten record & send City's traveling supporters in to raucous celebrations.
It was a wonderfully successful tournament for the club as they picked up three gold medals & two bronze, narrowly missing out to Bethnal Green's Repton Boxing Club for the in the team competition.
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Thanks to our sponsors Davis Property Services for their continued support.
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We won't have a day like this for a while! 4 gold medals in the Haringey Box Cup & a silver & bronze at the Surrey Youth Games. We a run tings, tings nah run we.
Big up GCBC.
Silver medal in the contact at the Surrey Youth Games. Fantastic effort by all involved.
He's only gone & won it! Haringey Box Cup 2018 Heavyweight gold medalist Dazling Darren Hendry.
3 weeks 17 hours ago
3rd medal of the day & it's gold for Laura Pain
2nd medal of the day & it's GOLD for Jack Ford!!!!
3 weeks 21 hours ago
All systems go at the Surrey Youth Games.
3 weeks 23 hours ago
Good luck to Tomas Rowell, Ashton West, Alice Hennings, Theo Slatford, Olivia Thompson, Charlie Mears, Jimmy Gransden, Alfie Sterry, Lewis Tidy, Louise Beach, Dominic Beach, Poppy Stewart, Lightning Laura Field & Big Bad Terrence Simbanda who get their first taste of representing GCBC today at the Surrey Youth Games.