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Repton boxing club's teenage heavyweight prospect Jesse Dean Harris underlined his ring potential as he swept to his latest national award in the England Boxing Youth finals at Rotherham last weekend. 'Birdie' Harris a 17-year-old six foot plus already a heavyweight 91kg has already shown his ability at international level and underlined his domination on the home scene as he took control of his final clash. He eased the disappointment of the defeats of the Bethnal Green club's highly fancied pair Henry Turner and Shiloh Defraitas earlier in the three day event Final opponent Theo Fearon from Nottingham's Bilborough Community club was on the receiving end of the Repton boxer's effective shots as Harris dominated the exchanges at long range. Fearon tried gamely to turn the bout his way but east London club hope continued to find the target as he stayed on top and clinched the unanimous verdict from all three ringside judges. Earlier the Repton boxer had made sure of his final spot eliminating north east rival Clyde Best from the South Durham Club in their semi final meeting. The Durham entry a former national titleholder could not halt Harris's title progress with the Repton boxer moving through with the unanimous votes of the ringside judges. However Repton officials were less impressed with a split vote that went against Defraitas after his 56kg final against European junior champion Charles Frankham (The Ring). In fact the eagerly awaited duel of the outstanding multi titled duo proved disappointing with too many scrappy exchanges and warnings from the referee before the Bracknell club boxer took the verdict and the title. Defraitas showed his speedy skills on his way to the final eliminating Wallsall Wood's Hamzah Ahmed in a quarter final bout on opening day of the tournament. Darlington's Joe Tyers was his next rival on the title trail but could not stop the Repton boxer's progress and Defraitas set up his final clash with Frankham. Multi-titled Turner's hopes of adding to his success list was halted in his quarter final 60kg clash with Mark Chamberlain from Portsmouth's Wiseman Boxing Academy. Chamberlain with more that a year age advantage edged the verdict over Turner a gold medallist at last year's European schools championship.
Congratulations to the 20 London boxers making it through to the National Junior final last weekend. Including 12 from Repton. You have to admit that's impressive...Cadet 54kg PATRIS MUGHALZAI –HooksCadet 57kg SHARHEIM SOMERVILLE – ReptonCadet 63kg FRED MOSS – ReptonCadet 70kg NATHAN HARRIS - ReptonCadet 80kg JOEL JOSEPH – AfeweeJunior 42kg GEORGE ELLIS – ReptonJunior 46kg KHALIL OSMAN – ReptonJunior 48kg DENNIS McCANN – ReptonJunior 50kg BARNEY DOCHERTY – ReptonJunior 52kg SAMEENAH TOUSSAINT - NortholtJunior 54kg BILL OLIPHANT – ReptonJunior 57kg ADAN MOHAMMED – ReptonJunior 60kg CAOLINE DUBOIS – West HamJunior 60kg JACK OLIPHANT –ReptonJunior 63kg MICHAEL BURKE – ReptonJunior 66kg BROOKE EATON – Five StarJunior 66kg PATRICK CONNORS – West Ham Pictured: 57kg finalist Sharheim Somerville with coach Bobby Beck Jnr
London ABA Elite Semi Finals Report & Results March 2017 Ex Repton boxer Viddal Riley, eliminated current club hope Jacob Peterson in the London semi finals at Tottenham on Thursday and took a vital step on England Boxing's Elite title trail. West Ham's Riley stole the show in the top contest on the first night of the championships winning the all east London club battle. Controlling the clash from the opening bell, the 19-year-old heavyweight who won a European medal before being out of boxing through injury for two years, outpointed his game Repton rival. Riley then watched Miguels Ben Vickers beat his clubmate Ifeanyi Ndidi in the other 9lkg semi final and faces Vickers in the final at Harrow on Thursday. Tight decisions went against Repton with two established club favourites losing the closest of 3-2 decisions in the London preliminaries. Long serving Ryan Pickard put up a tough struggle against Double Jab club entry Conor Hinds but it was the south Londoner who took the judges majority verdict in the middleweight clash. Also going out was the Bethnal Green club's lightweight Billy Beer, beaten on another 3-2 scoring by Darren Ballinger from the powerful Islington club. Friday night saw the exit of Repton welterweight hope Romario Wallace as the judges voted for another Islington boxer Lamin Conteh by a 4-1 margin after a keenly fought contest. Ballinger and Conteh both go forward to the London finals at Harrow Leisure Centre while Repton's 86kg walkover winner James Branch awaits his first call to action on the national title trail.
About Repton 1884 The Repton Boxing Club, Bethnal Green, East London E2 was established in 1884 by the Repton College in the Heart of England. The club encouraged youth from varying backgrounds to be schooled in the Discipline, Respect and Art of Boxing. Through the centuries the Repton Boxing Club has been home to many World and Olympic Champions. Classic English styling is personified with Repton 1884. Simple styles, understated yet symbolised in the shield emblem and logo which has adorned the walls of the Repton BC since 1884. This logo encompasses all the rich history and heritage of the Repton and acknowledges the past and present names who realized their ambition. Non Viscera Non Gloria - " No Guts No Glory "
4 New National Champs for Repton While most people were sunning themselves over the Bank Holiday weekend, 5 Repton Boxers travelled North to Mansfield in a bid to win 5 National ABA titles. All our boys gave 100% and as a result The Repton came away with the most Titles. 4 out of the 5 Boxers won thier bouts. Jimmy Smith, Sunny Edwards, Harvey Horn and James Branch, who won his 5th National title, all boxed well to lift the Junior ABA titles they worked so hard for! Unlucky Jordan Flynn gave his all but not enough to get the decision against Boarshaw's Danny Wright. ...Below are the full results : Class 4 – boxers born in 1997 63kg Jimmy Smith (Repton) Beat Kasey Robinson (Phil Thomas School of Boxing) Class 5 - boxers born in 1996 48kg Sunny Edwards (Repton) Beat Scott Rankin (Everton Red Triangle) 63kg Danny Wright (Boarshaw) Beat Jorden Flynn (Repton) Class 6 – boxers 1995 48kg Harvey Horn (Repton) Beat Andrew Winter (Shildon) 86kg James Branch (Repton) Beat Samuel Williams (Wellington) This recent haul of 4 ABA titles, brings the 2013 season's Total to 16 National titles for the Repton. Another record for the 'Home of Champions' It does'nt stop there for the club. In july we have The Three Nations tournament. Winners from all Nations England, Scotland and Wales will battle it out for the title of Champion of Champions !
...5 Repton Boys in ABA Finals! This weekend on Saturday & Sunday 5 Repton Boxers will be travelling to Mansfield in a bid to lift 5 National Titles for the "Home Of Champions" Full Details of the scheduled bouts, Venue & adddress are listed below : Class 4 – boxers born in 1997 63kg Kasey Robinson (Phil Thomas School of Boxing) v Jimmy Smith (Repton) Class 5 - boxers born in 1996 48kg Scott Rankin (Everton Red Triangle) v Sunny Edwards (Repton) 63kg Danny Wright (Boarshaw) v Jorden Flynn (Repton) Class 6 – boxers 1995 48kg Andrew Winter (Shildon) v Harvey Horn (Repton) 86kg Samuel Williams (Wellington) v James Branch (Repton) National Junior ABA Finals Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013 Mansfield Civic Centre Chesterfield Road South Mansfield NG19 7BH Weigh-in: 11am - 1pm both days Boxing: 1.30pm All our Boxers are well prepared and up for it! Everyone in Bethnal Green and at the club will be right behind you & cheering you on... Good Luck boys ...Box Well Win Well !
...5 Repton Boxers go through to ABA Finals! On Sunday 5 Repton boxers travelled to Portsmouth to box in the semi-Finals of the Junior ABA's. The Result was an impressive 5 out of 5 go through to the finals of this years Junior ABA's. This cheered everyone up down the club, after Friday's disappointing result against 'The Belfast Dockers' who beat The Repton 4-3 at our Annual May Show. Below are the full results of the weekend action from Portsmouth : Class 4 – boxers born in 1997 63kg Jimmy Smith (Repton) beat Patrick McDonagh (Walcot) Class 5 - boxers born in 1996 48kg Sunny Edwards (Repton) beat Callum Smith (Billericay) 63kg Jorden Flynn (Repton) Won by walkover Class 6 – boxers 1995 48kg Harvey Horn (Repton) Won by walkover 86kg James Branch (Repton) beat Bradley Parsons (Trowbridge) A Great Result...Well Done boys! Our Winners go on to box in the National Finals at Mansfield Civic Centre on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May. National Finals Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013 Mansfield Civic Centre Chesterfield Road South Mansfield NG19 7BH Weigh-in: 11am - 1pm both days Boxing: 1.30pm
...5 Repton Champs prepare for ABA Semi-Final ! Repton Boxers are preparing for a busy weekend! On Friday May 17th we have our 30th Annual Dinner/Boxing show at The Brewery , Chiswell st EC1. The very next morning a squad of 5 boxers, coaches & officials will be making a dash down to Portsmouth for the weigh-in of The Junior ABA Semi-Finals. On Friday night at The Brewery, the scheduled programme is listed Below : Reception - 6 pm Dinner - 6:45pm Parade - 7:50pm Boxing - 8:10pm Interval / Auction - 9:10pm Boxing - 10 pm Auction -11 pm Carriages - 12:30 am On Saturday and Sunday we have the Semi-finals of the Junior ABA's in Portsmouth...Details below Junior ABA Semi finals - South Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2013 Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy Greetham Street Portsmouth PO5 4HL Weigh-in: 10am-12pm Boxing 12.30 (two rings in operation)
...This week 10 rounds with Former World Champ Charlie Magri I've known Charlie since he was around 13 or 14 years old. When Charlie Magri was a boy he lived just down the road to me in Stepney. He use to box for Arbour Youth Boxing club. Charlie told me once he always wanted to join the Repton, but out of loyalty to Arbour youth and his trainer Jimmy Graham he stayed at Arbour till he turned pro. This week Charlie Magri will be one of our Celebrity guests at our Annual May show at The Brewery, Chiswell st on Friday May 17th. I had a chance to catch up with my old pal Charlie to do a '10 Rounds with Repton BC' question and answer session... Here Goes... Round 1..In your opinion...'Who is the Best Boxer of all time' ? - Charlie...Sugar Ray Leonard Round 2...Name the Best Fight you have seen ? - Charlie ... the first bout on Feb 19th 2000, for the WBO Super Bantamweight title between Marco Antonio Barrera (nicknamed "The Baby Faced Assassin") and Erik "El Terrible" Morales Morales won on a split decision. Round 3 ...Who do reckon is the best Fighter around today ? - Charlie ...Easy, It has to be Floyd Mayweather...A Boxing Genious! Round 4 ...How many fights did you have as an amateur and how many has a pro ? - Charlie ...148 Amateur won 138 ...35 Pro fights won 30 Round 5 ...Where and when was you best fight ? - Charlie ...The Albert Hall December 1980 for the world eliminator against Argentinian Santos Benigno Laciar. I won on points over 10 rounds. "I got put down in the first round but got up to complete 10 rounds and win on points...It was a great night !" Round 6...Who was your toughest opponent? - Charlie...A mexican boxer called Jose Torres, boxed him twice at Wembley in 1982...I lost one and won the next fight against him...it was toe to toe in both fights...he was a tough boxer..typical Mexican. Round 7 ...Why did you take up boxing - Charlie ...I was very small at school and got picked on, so I learned to box. I enjoyed so much, I stuck at it and joined Arbour youth Boxing club in Stepney. Round 8 ...What has Boxing taught you ? - Charlie ...Respect and discipline. It also helped me to grow up quickly and learn a lot about life at an early age ! Round 9 ... Why do you like boxing ? - Charlie ... Boxing is a one to one sport. you have only yourself to answer for. No one else can get in that ring and help you. its self disciplined and self motivating. two important things you need in life as well as the ring ! Round 10 ...If you did'nt take up boxing, what other sport would you do? - Charlie ... Football. I loved to play football when I was at School. Great, Thanks Champ ...see you on Friday May 17th at The Brewery Chiswell Steet !
Repton Boxers in Move Closer to Title The Repton Squad, that travelled to Feltham yesterday, move one round closer to lifting ABA Titles this year! The results are detailed below: Harvey Horne and Sunny Edwards got byes to the next round Class 4 50 kgs ...Miley Doran (Repton) lost to Jack Hillier (Southampton) Class 4 63 kgs ...Jimmy Smith (Repton) beat Lee Mills (Brompton) Class 5 63 kgs Jordan Flynn (Repton) beat Ainsley Adams (Margate) stopped bout in 1st round Class 6 86 kgs James Branch (Repton) beat Alfie Little (Strood) Well done boys, everyone at the club is proud of the 100% effort you have put in to your preparation. 3 out of 4 winners is a great result for the 'Home of Champions'. Unlucky Miley Doran, who gave his all. He will get stronger and look forward to next year! The next round of the Junior ABA's will be in Portsmouth next saturday and sunday. I will put full details of dates & venue on this blog during the week.
6 Junior ABA Quarter finalists go through fo Repton! Today we have 6 Junior ABA Quarter finalists. Details Below : Class 4 ...Boxers born in 1997 50 kgs ...Miley Doran (Repton) Vs Jack Hillier (Southampton) 63 kgs ...Jimmy Smith (Repton) Vs Lee Mills (Brompton) Class 5 ...Boxers born in 1996 48 kgs Sunny Edwards gets a Bye to the Semi Finals 63 kgs Jordan Flynn (Repton) Vs Ainsley Adams (Margate) Class 6 ...Boxers born in 1995 48kg Harvey Horn (Repton) Walkover to final 86kg James Branch (Repton) v Alfie Little (Strood) The venue is Feltham Community College, Browells Lane, Feltham, TW13 7EF. Weigh-in 10am - 12 ...Boxing commences between 12;30 & 1pm approx Semi finals - South will be held on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2013 Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy Greetham Street Portsmouth PO5 4HL Weigh-in: 10am-12pm Boxing 12.30 (two rings in operation) All our boxers are in good shape and keen to get this years title...we wish them all Good Luck in todays Quarter Finals !
Repton 4 Sunderland 2 Last Friday Repton BC sent a Squad of Boxers to Newcastle to box against old rivals Sunderland. 6 bouts and 2 skillls matches were scheduled. We won the team match 4-2. Team members and officials sid it should have been 5-1. In the opinion of the audience and most officials other than the judges, Jake Henty easily won the bout but the decision went against him. The results of the Match are as follows Jessie Beck Beat E Geraldi Henry Turner Beat A.Cockburn Jack Henty Lost against J.Purdy Paddy Ward Beat B.McCulloch Tommy Tear Beat Luke Radcliffe Michael Sanchez lost against J.Watson, but got a huge cheer from the audience and went down as 'Fight of the Night' Other News... We have boxers going through to the quarter finals of the Junior ABA's next saturday 11th May at Feltham. Our QuarterFinalists are as follows: James Branch, Harvey Horne, Miley Doran, Jordan Flynn, Jimmy Smith and Sunny Edwards....We wish all our Boxers the Best of luck for next Saturday ! On Friday May 17th we have ou Annual Dinner/Boxing show at The Brewery in Chiswell St EC1. We will be boxing against old rivals The Belfast Dockers team. As usual It promise to be an exciting team match featuring some of our current Champions and Hot prospects. As usual we will have some celebrities in the audience. This year attending the show, amongst others we have special guests Actor and former Repton Boxer Ray Winston. Also on the Chairmans table former World Champ Charlie Magri. There are only a few tables left available for this event. Please do not hesitate to contact Mark Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 739 3595 or our club secretary Christine Veatrite on 0207 739 8567 or email@example.com If you require any further information about the show or direct payment details.