Peacock four do their club proud with fine medal haul
PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 June 2011
»Peacock BC boxers brought back an impressive medal haul from the Haringey Box Cup tournament at Alexandra Palace at the weekend, with three golds and a silver to their credit.
Heavyweight Leon Simon and youth duo Alex Whipham and Tom Daniels were the golden boys from the Canning Town club, with Emily Energie collecting a silver award in the girls competition.
Simon completed the golden treble on Sunday afternoon taking the verdict over Yilli Jasmaraj (Times), as the 213-bout tournament neared its end.
Taller Simon punished his stocky rival at long range and although the Times boxer was effective during the close-quarter exchanges, the Peacock boxer deserved the decision.
Whipham showed good form on his way to victory in the Youth A 67kg section, outscoring Tony Staniford (Turners BA) with effective attacks.
Dave Field (Sweet Science ABC) provided the final opposition for Whipham, but once again the Canning Town club hope found the target at long range and clinched the verdict.
For Daniels, his opening day test was supplied by Dagenham rival Lewis Jones, and the Peacock club entry proved too strong for his opponent to take control of the Youth B 71kg clash and clinched the decision.
West Country rival Tim Cutler from Bristol’s Empire BC tried to take Daniels out of his stride in the final, but was on the receiving end as the Newham club hope clinched the decision and the gold medal.
Peacock’s Emily Energie unfortunately suffered a points defeat in her 54kg final against Nadia Barriga from Basel, Switzerland, one of the many European entries at the highly successful four-day event.