Five-star Newham boy Holmes claims another win

PUBLISHED: 12:43 08 March 2012

David Holmes scored his fifth win in six bouts when he appeared on the recent Newham BC club tournament at the East Ham Working Men’s Club and carried off a special award.

The 15-year-old Newham boxer made his punches count in a sharp-hitting display against Tommy McDonagh (Northolt), shaking his rival with solid punches to take the points verdict and best boxer of the night award.

Another high-standard performance came from Newham’s Dean Gunning who was good value for his win over Terry Searles (Rosehill) in a contest named as the best bout of the evening.

There was a repeat win for Newham’s Jack Noakes who offered a revenge change to classy Hooks BC boxer Harry Connolly.

However, it was a repeat performance as talented Noakes again took control contest and deserved his points win.

Alf Larking was another worthy winner when he outpointed Terry Freeman (Southend) and clubmate Reece Fleet beat Tom Bradley (Finchley).

A clash between local rivals produced an entertaining contest in the Newham tournament with home club boxer Alf Meghan coming out on top against Aaron Lawrence from Fairbairn BC.

However, another local pairing saw elusive Tony Buttegieg from Poplar’s Lansbury BC taking the points verdict after a close tussle with home club opponent Gerald Naziri.

Also on the wrong end of the decision, Taylor Grech (Newham) was just outpointed by Ray Ward (Northolt).

Newham’s Jack England and John Budge (Brompton BC) also entertained the fans with some keenly fought exchanges, which ended with the visiting boxer taking the points decision from the ringside judges.

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