Fenland boxing duo hoping for national glory at Junior ABA Finals in Kent
TWO of Fenland’s brightest boxing talents could secure their place in the history books at this weekend’s Junior Amateur Boxing Association Finals in Rochester.
Jordan Gill stunned five-time national champion Alfie Price in the semi-finals to earn his shot at glory in Kent. He will become the club’s first ever junior ABA champion if he defeats Sunderland’s Jake Slater.
Gill, 16, currently Clubs for Young People (CYP) British Champion, is also the first Chatteris ABC boxer to make the finals since Matty Payne in 1962.
Charlie Stevens, 15, enjoyed an easier passage to his final against London’s Gloves Boxing Club star Ibrahim Shah after his semi-final opponent failed to make the weight.
The talented March ABC boxer is his club’s first finalist since Robert Brown in 1995. If successful he would become March’s first junior ABA champion since the 50s.
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March ABC coach Bernie Wing said: “This final is nothing new for either Charlie or Jordan in one sense because they’re both hugely experienced boxers.
“It’s great for boxing in Fenland that there’s a lad from March and Chatteris in the finals and both camps will certainly be supporting each other on the night.”
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