BOXING: CHADWELL St Mary Boxing Club are celebrating elite senior boxer Kieran Redding’s win in the Semi Finals of the National Senior Elite Championships – the most prestigious competition in amateur boxing.
Redding was drawn against against the strong Brentwood Youth fighter Inout Ducta in the 60kg category.
Redding proved to be the more stylish boxer by keeping Ducta on the end of his long arms.
Ducta came in swinging massive shots and holding around the Chadwell boxers neck. As all elite standard boxers are now boxing without head guards the clash of styles caused Redding to receive a cut eye due to the constant use of the shorter fighter’s head. The competition was stopped at the end of the second round.
The decision went to the judges scorecards and Redding won the semi-final by a unanimous points decision from five judges. Redding will now fight in the Essex final against S Woods from Billericay.
Two more unanimous wins came from Thurrock’s 13-year-old Quey Moloney (37kg) and James Josling, 12, (29.5kg) when they boxed on the recent Rayleigh ABC show. Moloney fought against J Croucher of Westree ABC gaining the first win.
The undefeated James Josling boxed against another undefeated fighter, Luke Bellfield of Rayleigh ABC. Josling retained his undefeated status.
The Chadwell club are buzzing as they still have six boxers left in the Quater Finals of the National Schoolboy Championships.
They have lost only one boxer – Jay Healy – in a very close Essex semi-final bout against Albie Scopes of Southend ABC.
Chadwell’s head coach Scot Johnston said: “It’s always very upsetting when you lose a good boxer (last year’s semi-finalist) in the first round of any competition. But to have six boxers left in the competition all due to box in the quarter-finals is a massive achievement.”
The club now hosts six Eastern Counties Champions in Jake Healy, Klayden Russell-Meade, Sam Lee, Larry Hanrahan, Quey Moloney and James Josling.