National title for Sheffield boxer

Keeron Williams, left, on his way to victory: Picture: AmieParsonsPhotography
Keeron Williams, left, on his way to victory: Picture: AmieParsonsPhotography
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Parson Cross’ Keeron Williams, aged 16, bagged his first national title with a win in London.

It may have been Williams’ first bout of the Junior ABAs as he reached the final on walkovers but that can’t take anything away from his achievement.

Unbeaten Williams was a comfortable points winner over Rob Squires from Barnstaple in the 80kg+ category at the TA Centre in Grove Park London.

Coach Bob Wright said: “Williams was in top form and he beat a much more experienced boxer comfortably.

“His superior strength was a major factor as Squires was backing off time after time and his attacking style proved vital.

“He left the judges with no doubt with all five awarding him every round of the contest.”

Williams will now go through to the Tri Nations at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Sunday and if successful he will then represent young England towards the end of the month.

Much talked about starlet Charles Frankham boxed on the same day and picked up his sixth national title. Frankham, from Pinewood Starr ABC remains undefeated from 29 bouts and is being heralded as a future star of British boxing.

Dempsey Galloway from Sheffield Boxing Centre won his first bout against Malakie Durkin at the Midland Hotel in Bradford.

Dempsey, son of coach Delroy, forced a standing eight count over Sedbergh’s Durkin on his way to clocking up the win.

Manor ABC returned home from a show in York with two victories over fighters from Henry Wharton’s Henry’s ABC.

Matt Proud had a short evening’s work by taking out Jordan Lofthouse in the first round. Stablemate Grant Turner followed it up with a points decision win over Dean Heslop.

Millennium ABC boxer Matthew Carr was on the wrong end of a split decision loss in Salford. Carr was edged out by Cabe McNamara from Bridgewater Salford.