Sparta ABC March boxer Oldfield, 14, wins ABA Eastern Counties championship

16:51 12 May 2014

Reece Oldfield with his trophy and certificate for boxing.

Reece Oldfield with his trophy and certificate for boxing.

Archant

Young Sparta ABC March boxing prospect Reece Oldfield has been crowned ABA Eastern Counties under 40kg champion.

The 14 year-old upset local favourite Belly Bellfield, of Rayleigh, in a hard fought bout in Halstead on Saturday.

Oldfield was not expected to beat someone who has had more than double his number of contests but an exceptional performance saw him win by split decision.

The youngster, who has won his past five bouts, does not have much time to celebrate his success - he steps back in the ring to compete in the national ABA quarter finals in Earlsfield on Sunday.

Coach Matt Lenton said: “Reece put in an exceptional performance. Nothing surprises me about him. He has really grown in stature.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

The tree prompting concern at Ash Grove in Chatteris.

A resident has once again been told he can’t cut down a tree he claims is diseased - and could endanger passers-by - in front of his home.

Yesterday, 17:08
Sixteen Foot Bank. Picture: Steve Williams.

A motorcyclist in his 30s has been airlifted to hospital following what has been described as a “serious collision” on the Sixteen Foot near March.

Yesterday, 15:21
Wisbech Church Terrace car park toilets. Picture: Steve Williams.

Three women who tried to call the non-emergency police line to report a man asleep in public toilets in Wisbech gave up after being put on hold for more than ten minutes - only to discover he died in the cubicle during the night.

Yesterday, 12:13
Fire destroyed a storage unit van and trailer. Picture: CAMBS FIRE.

A Fenland family say an arson attack has ‘decimated’ their entertainments business and left their livelihood in tatters.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition