Fight duo give Peace a chance of glory

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 January 2012

Fight for Peace winners Khalid Hakimi (left) and Ryan Walker (right) are pictured with coach Mark Massow

Fight for Peace winners Khalid Hakimi (left) and Ryan Walker (right) are pictured with coach Mark Massow


Fight for Peace BC, based in North Woolwich, opened their 2012 campaign in style last week when their boxers Khalid Hakimi and Ryan Walker had good wins on the Earlsfield show, both beating boys from the host club.

Hakimi won a unanimous points decision against Billy Sparrowhawk, coming from behind after a slow start to take the verdict from all three ringside judges.

He improved in the second round to make it level and then forced Sparrowhawk on to the retreat in the final session, landing the better quality shots to make sure of the decision.

Ryan Walker was up against strong home-club boxer Muslim Saeed and after an evenly-matched start, the Fight for Peace competitor produced better boxing in the second round, when his opponent had a point deducted for misuse of the head.

A good last round by Walker, that saw him work effectively behind the jab, earned him the points verdict.

■ Schoolboy boxers who won NE London titles at Dagenham earlier this month, now move forward to the London finals held this weekend at Feltham, Middlesex.

The semi-finals take place on Saturday with the finals the following day and the new London champions then move forward to the National rounds of the schoolboys’ competition.

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