Hughes loses in final

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Having made the long journey to Essex and to Colchester’s Charter Hall, Doncaster’s Jamie Hughes, 27, of Highfields ABC, had to settle for the runners-up spot after losing out 31-15 to prospect Deion Jumah of Dale Youth ABC in the 86kg ABA cruiserweight final.

North Kensington outfit Dale Youth have spawned numerous champions over the years including George Groves and James DeGale who, having joined the paid ranks, clash in London next weekend.

England international Jumah was having just his 12th bout.