recent activity round up
On Sat 23rd March, St Mary’s Luke Carter was in action at u50kg in the England youth championships as Surrey hosted Kent in the inter county round. Carter was up against Aiden Parker (Guildford) Carter struggled with the strong Parker 1st round but had a much better 2nd round, 3rd round was close with both boxers landing scoring shots. Parker got the points decision. Alfie Blackman also lost a razor tight split decision in the cadet under 50kgs category. This leaves reigning European schools champions Enriko Itauma to fly the flag for St Marys in this National championship. 14 year old Itauma is entered in the 80kgs+ category. Due to his undefeated record and reputation, 2 opponents have already pulled out of the competition. He is Boxing up a year, in the hope he may get someone to challenge him, but is already through to the National semi finals. Hopefully older opponents will take up the challenge, so his training is not in vein.
Elsewhere in Margate, Danny Summers did well in a skills bout and unfortunately Jimmy Doye lost a points decision.
A good end to the weekend in Oxford on the same day, Saw 12 year old St Marys boxer Emma Simmons win her bout on an all female show. Up against an opponent from Sunderland, who had inflicted her only defeat to date a few months ago and since avenged on her own show, it was now time for a decider on neutral ground. Simmons picked her punches well and upped her work rate when necessary to gain the points victory. This was good preparation for the upcoming schools championships.
The following weekend (Fri March 1st), Luke Carter was back in action against D. Biskin (PEJ ABC, Margate). Despite giving age, Carter learned from his mistakes and bounced back with a points win.
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