Sheffield's Steel City ABC will have two representatives at the ABA Senior Novice finals in Ilford on January 23 after Caiden Onfroy and Hassan Ahmed triumphed in their respective Class A semi-finals at Scunthorpe's Redbourne Social Club last night.
In the 54kg division, Ahmed had too much class for Romi Khunti of Birmingham City ABC, earning a 13-7 victory. But as good as Ahmed's victory was, he still outshone by tattooed 67kg puncher Onfroy, who made light work of Kevin Cubbin from Liverpool's Marsh Lane Club. Only a minute had elapsed when the hapless Cubbin was halted having initially been floored by a weighty right to the head and then coming under relentless pressure.
Sheffield Lane Top ABC also had two representatives in the semi-finals but both came off second best over three rounds, 48kg boxer Waleed Din went down 10-3 at the hands of Belgrave ABC's Sheldon Purdy, whilst in a close and entertaining 57kg contest Uzair Najeeb lost out 20-16 to Sean Greenfield of the Cleary's club in Leamington.
There was disappointment too for super-heavyweight Ben Chester, of the Sheffield City Club, when in the 91kg+ category he was outpointed 20-10 by sixteen stone Alex Dickenson of the Kirkby Club in Liverpool.
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