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.