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Desmond dents rival’s record

PUBLISHED: 11:33 24 November 2011

West Ham’s classy Kieran Desmond dented the previously unbeaten record of Sheerness rival Liam Brum on the Hammers’ show at the Prince Regent Hotel, Chigwell on Saturday.

Using his height and reach to good advantage, Desmond countered well and his accurate jabbing set him up for a points victory. His display earned him the best home boxer of the night award.

Joe Temple made it two wins in a week when he outpointed Levi Chandler of Capital Coventry on the show. Working well and landing solid combination punches he was good value for his points win over his Midlands opponent.

Paul and Patrick Ellis completed a family double on the bill where Paul defeated Jack Freeman and Patrick overcame Wesley Sykes – both Hammers earning points victories after good bouts.

A battle of reigning schoolboy champions on the show saw Ellis Delaney outpoint Walsall Wood club boxer Daniel Breeze in a keenly-fought contest.

In another clash between boxers from the two clubs, Hammer Aston Kazlaukas recorded his fifth straight victory by outpointing Javid Ram.

Kazlaukas is a first year law student at the University of East London and captain of the UEL boxing team, run in partnership with West Ham ABC.

Jack Malik lost on points to Samson Sykes, while Billy Hodder dropped a points verdict to Islington rival Ben Turner.

■ Newham’s promising 11-year-old, Dean Gunning, showed bright form to avenge a previous defeat against Chalvedon rival Jake Healey, boxing well for a points victory at the West Ham BC show on Friday night.

Jack England (Newham) was outpointed by Brompton BC rival Jack Budge.

Newham BC’s bright prospects go on parade against visiting opposition on the club’s tournament at the East Ham Working Mens’ Club on December 2. Entrance on the night is £10 and £5 concessions.

Newham-based light-heavyweight Umar Sadiq (Repton BC) was in winning form for a London team which proved too good for the visiting German squad at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, on Thursday night.

Sadiq, London ABA finalist, was one of a trio of winning boxers on the night from the Bethnal Green club when he outpointed Rolf Fatullaeu in their light-heavyweight clash.

Brett Beadon was a second-round winner against Heinz Schoefon and Mike Evans-Smith outpointed Bernt Lang on the show.


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