Six medals for Downend Boxing Club at London tournament
BOXERS from a Fishponds-based club came back from Europe’s largest boxing tournament with six medals.
Downend Boxing Club, based at the Harry Crook Centre in Hillfields, sent a ten-strong team to the Haringey Box Cup, held at Alexandra Palace in London.
The three-day tournament, held from June 14 to 16, was a great event for 17-year-old Taylor Andrews, who was successful in all three of his contests, including stopping a Canadian national champion to take gold.
Five other boxers made it to the finals in their competitions: Jodie Horton, Sharaz Amin, Bailey Phillips and twin brothers Jake and Ben Demmery.
They all won their initial bouts to face top quality opposition, including Bailey, who lost a split decision against a Canadian veteran of 100 contests, and Jake, who boxed the number 3-rated German boxer at his weight.
Great developmental performances also came from Jack Oram, and brothers Callum and Bradley Smith.
Downend Boxing Club head coach Craig Turner said: “I am delighted.To attend and compete well at Haringey is something special but five silvers and a gold, against this level of opposition, is fantastic.”