Jacey Birch National Champion 2019
ENGLAND BOXING YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 15-17 FEB 19 - JACEY BIRCH
Jacey was drawn against Morgan Ansell from Cleary’s ABC in the Semi-finals. This was the 6th time the two would of shared the ring together, each time in close contests and this was no different. Jacey set to work establishing her jab and showing good footwork and countering. The bout was made close by Morgan pressing and trying to stop Jacey from working at range, which worked in parts, Jacey listened well to her instructions and made the necessary adjustments. The result was another split between the pair, this time in the favour of Jacey Birch who then moved on to the finals against Rebecca Unsworth from Wildcard ABC. Jacey again looked to establish her jab, scoring well with it and used her feet to good effect. As the bout went on Jacey’s confidence grew and started to land more frequently, timing her opponent well. Her opponent kept trying to come forward and in the third round Jacey showed what she had been working on in the gym. The result was in the favour of Jacey Birch in the way of a split decision, crowning her the 3 time National champion. In the build up to this competition Jacey showed commitment and dedication and worked hard to improve and this was shown in these two bouts.
Elsewhere on the Rumbles show in Sittingbourne on Saturday Feb 16th, St Marys had three boxers in action.
First up was a Kent junior cadet final with St Marys boxer Alfie Blackman, Boxing F. Smith (Ashford ABC) in the Junior cadet under 50kgs category. Blackman used his experience to outbox Smith and scored 2 standing counts on this way to a unanimous points victory.
11 year old Jaylen Howell was up against a tough opponent Edward Lee on the return bout from Rumbles abc on there home show jaylen boxed extremely well dominating the centre of the ring picking his shot well with some great combinations, listened well in the corner winning his bout on a close contest by a split decision victory.
Last on was 14 year old Sam Luker, making his debut against Z. Phee (Rumbles BA). In a very close bout between two very good novice Boxers, there was a very high work rate. At the end of 3 entertaining rounds, Luker was awarded the split decision.
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