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ReptonBC Vs Sunderland Return Match. On Friday 3rd May our Squad of Open Class Boxers will be travelling to Newcastle for the return match against our old rivals Sunderland. The last time we boxed against Sunderland we drew 4-4. We are sure they are going to put a tough team in place to test our boxers again! The bouts taking place are as follows: Juniors : Jessie Beck Henry Turner Jake Henty Paddy Ward Seniors: Tommy Tear Michael Sanchez There will be 2 Skills bouts with John Lee and Barney Docherty We wish our boys a safe trip and the Best of Luck !
6 Junior London ABA Champs for Repton On Sunday we sent 8 boys to Feltham to compete in The Junior London ABA'S and came back with 6 Champs! All of our boys Gave thier best effort and Boxed well and 2 were unlucky. Below are the results James Branch and Harvey Horne got byes, become London Champs and are through to the Next round Miley Doran ...London Champ Jordan Flynn ...London Champ Jimmy Smith ...London Champ Alfie Smith ...Lost his bout Sunny Edwards ...London Champ Reggie Thrower ...Lost his bout Well done to all our boys who took part and done thier Best! ...Later on in the week we will have photographs up of all our London Champs on the 'Photo Gallery' Section of this website !
...Another Busy Weekend for Repton Boxers As well as having 8 Boxers in The Junior London ABA Finals this Sunday, We have our Annual Repton Vs Sunderland 'Open Show' at The East Ham Working Mans Club Tonight ! Details for the Show are : East Ham Working Mans Club 2 Boleyn Rd, East Ham, E61 QE Tickets £10 Adults £5 Children There will be 13 bouts ...Boxing Commences at 7:45pm Come along and support Amateur Boxing and The Repton Boxing Club!
8 Repton Boys in London Junior ABA Finals ! ...Another Busy weekend for our Junior Squad! We have 8 Boxers in the Junior ABA London Finals, All listed below: James Branch and Harvey Horene both have Byes to the next round, becoming London Champions without throwing a punch. Miley Doran, Jordan Flynn, Jimmy Smith, Alfie Smith, Sunny Edwards and Reggie Thrower will all be competing on Sunday 28th to become London Champs! The Venue is Feltham Community College, Browell Lane, TW13 7EF ...Boxing Commences at 12:30pm ...We wish all our boys boxing on Sunday, the Best of Luck in their bid to lift the London Title !
'Michael Norgrove and the Criticism Facing Boxing' We were all deeply saddened to hear about the recent death of ex-Repton boxer Michael Norgrove. His tragedy affected many people in the sport and has reopened the debate about the safety of amateur and professional boxing. Opponents of the sport have responded to Michael’s passing away by criticising the dangerous nature of it, but seem to have overlooked the degree to which boxing seeks to protect its competitors. In Michael’s last fight, referee Jeff Hinds immediately noticed his erratic movement and loss of balance and ended the fight. Professional medical staff were in the ring straight away to deal with Michael and he was in hospital receiving treatment only twenty-five minutes later. The response from the officials and emergency services was extremely admirable and this is typical of a sport that does the utmost to safeguard its competitors’ wellbeing. Anyone with a real knowledge of boxing understands the extremely rigorous levels of protection afforded to boxers. The last one to die as a result of a match in the UK was James Murray in 1995, over seventeen years ago. Considering the thousands of professional and amateur fights that are scheduled each year, this is an impressive statistic and something that is often conveniently ignored by critics. In Michael’s case, there was simply nothing more that could have been done. He had recently undertaken his mandatory annual MRI scan and was seemingly perfectly fit and healthy; ‘The Zambian Hitman’ was even winning his last fight and on course to record a sixth straight career win. His friends, family and trainers all provided him with tremendous support and the staff who dealt with him following the incident all performed their duties with the clinical effectiveness that has become the high-quality standard for the sport. So, given the freak nature of Michael Norgrove’s acute injury, why is a sport that prides itself on safety still gathering such criticism? There will always be those who condemn contact sports, especially one such as boxing where the majority of blows are aimed at the (usually unprotected) head. This criticism is to be expected but what would realistically happen if its detractors got their way and boxing was banned? The sport would not simply disappear overnight and, with a lack of professional funding, the stringent guidelines and safety procedures that keep boxing so safe would no longer be maintainable. Instead, we must continue to focus on further improving boxing’s already exceptional degrees of competitor safeguarding and promote these standards more widely. The more aware we make the public, the greater the respect and appreciation for the sport will be, which can only be a good thing for the honourable men and women who work so hard to keep boxers safe. To find out more about Michael Norgrove and the issues facing boxing, please read thislaw blog on the case. The Repton Boxing Club would like to Thank Daniel Yeo for writing this Tribute for Michael.
...Sam McNess In ABA Elite Finals Repton and Team GB Boxer Sam McNess is looking is great shape and ready for his Final against Army boxer Jeff Saunders, tomorrow Saturday 20th April. Everyone at The Club wishes him the Best of Luck ! On the 26th April ReptonBC will be staging a Junior/Senior Open Class Show at The East Ham Working Mans Club. On The 3rd May Repton will be travelling to Sunderland for the Annual Repton vs Sunderland Match. Details of all ABA Elite Finalists on 20th April and Venue are below: 48kg Waleed Din (Sheffield Lane Top) v Luqmaan Patel (Earlsfield) 51kg Jack Bateson (Burmantofts) v Joel Spragg (Brighton City) 54kg Marc Leach (Ardwick Lads) v Lucien Reid (West Ham) 57kg Jack Daniel (Kellys) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxhey) 60kg Ryan Fillingham (Army) v Isaac Dogboe (Territorial Army) 63.5kg Josh Kelly (Houghton and District) v Chris Mbwakongo (Lynn) 67kg Jeff Saunders (Army) v Sam McNess (Repton) 71kg Scott Fitzgerald (Larches and Savick) v Luke Saunders (West Ham) 75kg Adam Farrell (Salisbury) v Felix Cash (Guildford) 81kg Ashley Vanzie (KBW Dewsbury) v Ricky Crotty (Hoddesdon) 86kg Jack Massey (Northside) v Christopher Billam-Smith (Poole) 91kg Declan Fusco (South Durham) v Greg Bridet (Heart of Portsmouth) 91kg+ Anthony Richardson (Army) v Nicholas Webb (Woking) The finals take place at Rainton Meadows Arena at 4pm Saturday 20 April. Tickets for the 2013 ABAE Elite Championship Finals are now on sale. Tickets are only available by calling 0114 223 5639 or 0114 223 5636. If you are unable to get through please try again as we are unable to return answerphone messages. Ticket lines are open from 10am until 3pm. Ringside tickets are now sold out, but you can buy stalls tickets for £20 and we have a limited number of VIP tickets available at £50. A limited number of tickets are also available to buy in person from Rainton Meadows Arena
Annual May Dinner/Boxing tickets at The Brewery Now Available We are pleased to announce that our Annual May Boxing/Dinner Show, tournament against Belfast will take place this year on Friday 17thMay, 2013 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD This year’s Annual Boxing/Dinner Show promises to be an exciting evening of Boxing, showing off our National Champs and future hot boxing prospects ! Ticket price for this Event will remain the same as last year at £100 per person. Tables of 8, 10 & 12 are available. As usual Dress code is Black tie or regular Suit & tie . Order of the evenings events/times /Details will be finalised and released in the coming weeks. If you would like to book a table please could you let us know as soon as possible as this event sells very quickly and there is only a limited amount of tables at this venue. We would require a deposit of £60 per person on reserving a table and the balance by 3rdMay, 2013. Cheques to be made payable to ‘Repton Boys Club’ and sent to 2/10 Ezra St, London, E2 7RH Please do not hesitate to contact Myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or our club sec Christine Veatrite on 0207 739 8567 or email@example.com If you require any further information about the show or direct payment details. May we take this opportunity to say your kind support is very much appreciated and without you The Repton would not be able to be one of England’s top amateur boxing clubs. We do hope you will be able to support us again this year ! We look forward to hearing from you Best Wishes Mark Newman Repton Boxing Club
...Juniors Win Well for Repton The Repton Junior Squad proved they can do Well for the club with 10 out 12 going through to the next round of The 2013 Junior ABA's. The Full results and weights of our boxers are listed below : Myley Doran 50 kgs...Winner Jimmy Smith 63kgs...Winner...Boxed twice won twice Alfie Smith 70 kgs...Winner Billy Beer 57 kgs...Winner Jordan Flynn 63 kgs...Winner Callum Eade 54 kgs...Lost Sunny Edwards 48kgs class 5...Bye Harvey Horne 48 kgs class 6...Bye Reggie Thrower 54 kgs ...Bye James Branch 86 kgs... Bye Andreas Wallace 60 kgs...Lost Joe Keller 66 Kgs...Winner...Boxed twice won twice Well Done to those boys who got through...Boxed well won well! Unlucky to those boys who got beat...they go on to gain the strength to win next time! ...The next round of the Junior ABA's will beat Feltham in 2 weeks time on Sunday 28th April
12 Repton Boys in 2013 Junior ABA's So far this season we have enjoyed some success and produced some worthy Champions. Now it s the turn of the Juniors to show us what they can do in this years Junior ABA's. We have 12 entries for the preliminaries this year. The boxers competing are listed below : Myley Doran, Jimmy Smith, Alfie Smith, Billy Beer, Jordan Flynn, Callum Ede, Sunny Edwards, Harvey Horne, Reggie Thrower,Andreas Wallace, Joe Keller and James Branch The venue for this years preliminaries is Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 3NB. Times TBC, for more information contact the London ABA: 020 7252 7008. On 26th April we will be staging our Annual Open Class Junior/Senior Show at East Ham working mans club The Address for the venue is: East Ham Working Men's Club 2 Boleyn Road London,E6 1QE Phone: 020 8472 0712 Finally on the 3rd May we will be sending a Squad of Boxers to Sunderland for the reurn match against Sunderland. We wish all our boys the Best of Luck in the ABA Championships this year. Details of all results will be posted on this Blog site.
Sam McNess in this years ABA Elite Final We have a busy month with Championship Boxing most weekends in April. This weekend, the preliminaries of the Junior London ABA's start. Details of all Repton Entries and Venue are available on a seperate Blog on this site. The Finals of the Elite ABA's will be taking place on the 20th April. Repton Boxer Sam McNess will be in the Final. On the 26th April ReptonBC will be staging a Junior/Senior Open Class Show at The East Ham Working Mans Club. On The 3rd May Repton will be travelling to Sunderland for the Annual Repton vs Sunderland Match. Details of all ABA Elite Finalists on 20th April and Venue are below: 48kg Waleed Din (Sheffield Lane Top) v Luqmaan Patel (Earlsfield) 51kg Jack Bateson (Burmantofts) v Joel Spragg (Brighton City) 54kg Marc Leach (Ardwick Lads) v Lucien Reid (West Ham) 57kg Jack Daniel (Kellys) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxhey) 60kg Ryan Fillingham (Army) v Isaac Dogboe (Territorial Army) 63.5kg Josh Kelly (Houghton and District) v Chris Mbwakongo (Lynn) 67kg Jeff Saunders (Army) v Sam McNess (Repton) 71kg Scott Fitzgerald (Larches and Savick) v Luke Saunders (West Ham) 75kg Adam Farrell (Salisbury) v Felix Cash (Guildford) 81kg Ashley Vanzie (KBW Dewsbury) v Ricky Crotty (Hoddesdon) 86kg Jack Massey (Northside) v Christopher Billam-Smith (Poole) 91kg Declan Fusco (South Durham) v Greg Bridet (Heart of Portsmouth) 91kg+ Anthony Richardson (Army) v Nicholas Webb (Woking) The finals take place at Rainton Meadows Arena at 4pm Saturday 20 April. Tickets for the 2013 ABAE Elite Championship Finals are now on sale. Tickets are only available by calling 0114 223 5639 or 0114 223 5636. If you are unable to get through please try again as we are unable to return answerphone messages. Ticket lines are open from 10am until 3pm. Ringside tickets are now sold out, but you can buy stalls tickets for £20 and we have a limited number of VIP tickets available at £50. A limited number of tickets are also available to buy in person from Rainton Meadows Arena
...Sam McNess Through to ABA Elite Finals! After digesting the devastating News about former Repton Boxer Michael Norgrove, we had to get 2 Repton boys through the semi-finals of the Senior ABA Elite Finals. First up Chris Ali. He had a difficult hurdle to overcome in the shape of last years ABA Champ, Reece Bellotti. Chris gave his all and boxed his heart out, but last years champ, Bellotti proved too strong on the day and got the decision. Next up Sam McNess. Sam (pictured right) boxed well and won well, giving the club the only ABA finalist this year which will be taking place on Saturday 20th April 2013 Venue : Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, County Durham, DH4 5PH. Weigh In: - 12.30 - 14.30. Boxing 15.00. Other Calender events are The Junior ABA's where we have 11 boys boxing Saturday 13th April Venue : Lawrence ABC Marsh Lane Lymington Weigh In 11.00-1pm boxing to start 1.30pm On April 26th We have The Repton BC 'Open Class' Juniors and Seniors Show at East Ham Working mans Club. More details in Next weeks Blog.
R.I.P....Michael Norgrove loses fight for his Life We are saddened to hear that Ex Repton Boxer Michael Norgrove has died nine days after collapsing in the ring at The Blackfriars Venue London, doing what he loved. ...The Following article was on 'Boxing Rec' The 31 year-old light-middleweight (5-0) from Woodford Green passed away nine days after being admitted to hospital following his collapse in the ring during a bout in London. On Thursday 28th March, unbeaten 31 year-old Norgrove boxed Sedgley’s Tom Bowen (3-4-1) in a contest the Zambia-born man was expected to win. It was the second fight of the evening on what was the first bill at the Ring, Blackfriars, for 73 years. It turned out to be the last bout of the night. The fights scheduled to follow Norgrove v Bowen were cancelled after a completely unexpected tragedy ensued. Norgrove made a good start, knocking Bowen down in the first round. However, he was pulled out of the bout by referee Jeff Hinds after 29 seconds of the fifth round with the official reportedly noticing something unusual about the fighter’s appearance. Hinds made a prescient decision. The boxer then collapsed and received immediate medical attention. He was then rushed to hospital where he was operated on to treat a bleed on the brain. Boxer Phil Gill was the house second on the night and posted on the BoxRec forum the morning after the tragedy unfolded. “It was a horrible thing to see happen he hadn’t taken a single big shot so makes you wonder where the damage was done,” wrote Gill. “[He] was up in the fight having dropped the other lad in the first round. “I know refs and the board get slagged a lot but I felt Jeff Hinds [the contest’s referee] was spot on in calling a halt to the fight before Mike collapsed and never got hit with anything. [It] was well spotted. The oxygen and docs were in there within seconds.” Gill posted this afternoon: “He put up a hard fight. [There were] lots of complications after surgery [he] was up and down they took him off the sedation and ventilators few days ago and it was a matter of waiting for him to wake up but .. xxxxx” Norgrove’s first five fights were on shows promoted by Steve Goodwin. Goodwin told BoxRec News this afternoon: “I am proud to have been associated with Michael. He was always a kind and warm human being, a very talented boxer and it is a very sad loss to everyone who ever met him. “My thoughts go out to his family.” Jon Briggs, who specialises in interviewing novice pros for this website, spoke to Michael Norgrove back in September 2010. Having turned over five months earlier, Norgrove had won his first two contests. Norgrove said: "I know it’s a bit early to start talking belts and titles just yet but aside from getting paid isn’t that why boxers step into the ring?... I want to move up quite quickly, I want to step up a good level every fight. I haven’t got time to waste as I’m 30 in January.” The headline of the piece was taken from his last quote – ‘Michael Norgrove: I haven’t got time to waste’. A tragedy that no one knew, least of all Michael himself, that he would have such little time at all. Our thoughts from all at The Repton are with Michaels Family & Friends at this sad time. Article by Submitted by Ian McNeilly on 6 April, 2013 - 12:06
Chris Ali & Sam McNess in ABA Semi's After a well earned Easter break, its back to business as usual for The Repton and its Busy squad of Boxers. This weekend Chris Ali and Sam McNess will be Boxing in the Elite ABA semi-finals. For those of you who would like to come along and give your support, the address & details of the venue is below Semi Finals South 57kg Chris Ali (Repton) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxhey) 67kg Sam McNess (Repton) v Adam Grigg (Golden Ring) Saturday 6 April 2013 TA & Army ABC, Napier House, Baring Road, Grove Park, S12 5PH Weigh-in: 11am-1pm Boxing: 1.30pm.We wish Chris and Sam the Best of luck on Saturday
Michael Norgrove in Hospital Light middleweight boxer Michael Norgrove (5-0), from Woodford Green, has been rushed to hospital and is undergoing surgery after collapsing in the ring and suffering suspected bleeding on the brain. Michael boxed for The Repton between 2008 and 2010. He represented the club as an 'OpenClass' Boxer on a number of occasions. During his amateur days 'crowdpleaser' Michael was a powerful boxer and everyone of his contests was an 'all action' humdinger of a bout. Michael was boxing at the Newly refurbished venue 'The Ring' in Blackfriars, the first professional boxing to be staged at the venue in 73 years. The remaining bouts on the card were cancelled. The undefeated 31-year-old, who has five wins from five, was contesting his sixth professional fight when he fell to the ground. With suspected bleeding on the brain, the Zambia-born fighter was immediately taken to hospital where he was operated on. Everyone at The Repton wishes Michael a full recovery and our thoughts are with his family.
Chris Ali and Sam McNess in ABA QuarterFinals Our 2 London ABAE Champs will be in The QuarterFinals of the ABAE 2013 taking place at Harlow Stadium Although some boxers from other regions are boxing in a different part of the country on Saturday, Chris Ali and Sam McNess will be boxing at Harlow Stadium tomorrow (Sunday 24th March.) Below is the entire programme of all the boys boxing in this years ABAE quarter finals this weekend 2013 National ABAE Elite Championships - The quarter finalists Following a weekend of preliminaries all over England, the national stages of the 2013 National ABAE Elite Championships will get underway this weekend; Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March. The quarter finalists are: 48kg Dale Doody (Wednesbury) v Waleed Din (Sheffield Lane Top) - Semi final 48kg Luqmann Patel (Earlsfield) v Paul Tupper (Hoddesdon) - Semi final 51kg Jamie Williams (Trinity) v Joe Maphosa (Middlesborough) 51kg Jack Bateson (Burmantofts) v Adam Whitfield (Army) 51kg Joel Spragg (Brighton City) v Marcus Hodgson (Launceston) 54kg Raza Hamza (Aston) v Alex Foulkes (Wirral Community Police) 54kg Marc Leach (Ardwick Lads) v Shamim Khan (Army) 54kg Jake Avenal (Harwich) v Lucien Reid (West Ham) 54kg Joshua Pritchard (Moneyfields) v Kyle England (Bideford) 57kg Alimaan Hussain (Aston) v Michael Hatfield (Headland) 57kg Jack Daniel (Kellys) v James Allen (Army) 57kg Danny May (Norwich Diamonds) v Chris Ali (Repton) 57kg Jimmy Cooper (Golden Ring) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxey) 60kg Jordan Cooke (Triumph) v Josh Leather (Wellington) 60kg Joe Knight (Sandygate) v Ryan Fillingham (Army) 60kg Kieron Reading (Chalvedon) v Isaac Dogboe (Territorial Army) 60kg Joe Yugi (Moulsecoomb) v Tyler Davies (NSC) 63.5kg Samuel Bowden (Earl Shilton) v Josh Kelly (Houghton and District) 63.5kg Darren Tetley (Platinum) v Martin Stead (Army) 63.5kg Martin Hansell (Brentwood) v Chris Mbwakongo (Lynn) 63.5kg Ashley Leigh (Stacey) v Alfie Price (Hoddesdon) 67kg Ryan Fields (South Normanton SOB) v Tom Simpson (Knowsley Vale) 67kg Connor Loftus (Burmantofts) v Jeffrey Saunders (Army) 67kg Ryan Frost (Harwich) v Sam McNess (Repton) 67kg Adam Grigg (Golden Ring) v Oshane Clarke (Reading) 71kg Ekow Essuman (Bilborough Community) v Louis Cunningham (Wellington) 71kg Scott Fitzgerald (Larches and Savick) v Adam Watson (Royal Air Force) 71kg Liam Goodjohn (Haddenham) v Luke Saunders (West Ham) 71kg Bradley Pauls (Golden Ring) v Jack Bellingham (Pilgrims) 75kg Otis Treasure (The Studio) v Adam Farrell (Salisbury) 75kg Martin Mongon (Bridgewater Salford) v Trevor Littler (Army) 75kg Christopher Goddard (Canvey Island) v Lerrone Richards (Earlsfield) 75kg Felix Cash (Guildford) v Adam Harper (Tewksbury) 81kg Connor Robson (Bulkington Sports and Social) v Dean Laing (Birtley) 81kg Ashley Vanzie (KBW Dewsbury) v John Pontone (Army) 81kg Karl Tansley (Ferry Street) v Joshua Buatsi (South Norwood And Victory) 81kg Chevron Clarke (Gravesham) v Ricky Crotty (Hoddesdon) 86kg Callum Power (Melton Mowbray) v Michael Watson (Toothill) 86kg Jack Massey (Northside) v Christian Flynn (Army) 86kg Christopher Reddon (Southend) v Ricardo Slue (Fitzroy Lodge) 86kg Biola Kudos (Heart of Portsmouth) v Chris Billam-Smith (Poole) 91kg Simon Barclay (Corby) v Declan Fusco (South Durham) 91kg Charlie Schofield (Northside) v Chezerae Nihell (Army) 91kg Gary Daley (Southend) v Martin McDonagh (Lynn) 91kg Greg Bridet (Heart of Portsmouth) Walkover 91kg+ Joshua Quailey (Melton Mowbray) v Alan Johnson (Sutton) 91kg+ Danny Williamson (St Vincents) v Antony Richardson (Army) 91kg+ Osamuede Omoregie (Fitzroy Lodge) Walkover 91kg+ Nicholas Webb (Woking) Walkover The Quarter finals at Harlow are at 'Harlow Stadium' The Pinnacles, Roydon Rd, Harlow, CM19 5DY Tickets £15 Weigh-In 12-2pm Boxing commences 2:30pm for more info Phone:01279 426804 We wish our boys The Best of Luck...Come along and support ReptonBC and Help Keep Amateur Boxing Alive !