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Team build on success at London development finals

06 October, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Ella Gilbert with club-mates Joshua Strong and Slavisa Gegic

A TEAM of fighters from Islington Boxing Club were celebrating after tasting victory at the London Finals of the Development Championships on Sunday.

Ella Gilbert was among the triumphant boxers who reigned in the ring at the Tottenham Community Sports Centre. She gained a unanimous victory over Sidney Poole from London Community Boxing to win the Class ‘A’ Under-64kg division.

There was also a commanding victory for Byron Cox, who stopped Saleem Humza from Westside ABC in the second round of their bout in the Class ‘A’ Under-56kg division.

Chris Cunningham continued the success for Islington Boxing Club when he beat West Ham ABC’s Jordan Dujon via a split decision in the Class ‘A’ Under-75kg final.

Team Islington landed another win in the Class ‘B’ Under-56kgs division – a win that coaches from the club knew was coming before a bell even sounded.

That was because club-mates Scott Smart and Jiyan Oguz were drawn against each other in an enthralling contest, one that Smart won via a split decision.

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