Boxers Achievements

Mixed fortunes for EBC

EBC boxers Mubanga Chisanga and Callum Lucas took on Hastings Westhill opponents on Saturday 2nd December at Hollington in Hastings which turned out to be crackers!

First up, 15 year old Lightweight Callum Lucas, climbed in the ring against the tall and rangy Ruhan Ahmed. The Hastings boxer kept it at range well keeping Callum on the end of his jab and taking the first round. Callum found his range better in the 2nd and moved his head to avoid the jab and rear hand. Cal then exploded up with well-timed hooks to head and body. It was a similar story in the 3rd round but the home boxer took the bout on a split decision. “We are very happy with Callum’s performance. He was able to adapt and change things when it wasn’t going his way. Everything we’ve been doing in the gym is paying off under pressure in competition. We thought he won, but that’s boxing!” said youth coach Paul Senior.

Next up senior light-welterweight and crowd pleaser Mubanga ‘Banga’ Chisanga was matched up against the younger but more experienced Alex Howes of Hastings Westhill. A fast start saw Banga score well to head and body driving his green and white opponent back to the ropes. As the second round began, Banga ripped it some hurtful trademark hooks to the body. Two rounds up. With huge credit to Howes, he rallied and picked some lovely shots in the 3rd to keep Banga at bay as the paced slowed. But Banga had done enough and claimed a well deserved split decision. “Banga boxed very well against a talented lad. There were some particularly impressive shots going in from Banga. He’s great to watch” said Senior Coach Paul Hipperson.

Co-Senior Coach Adam Haniver said, “it’s great prep for the home show on the 16th at Skateworld. The boxers are busy and sparring has been excellent. Keep an eye out for our guys around town, beating the roads as part of their periodized training programmes which will have them in tip top shape, ready to rock!”

Geordie Assassin hits home a victory

On Saturday 18th November 2017, Lucy Kisielewska boxed against Katie Smith of the host club, Gosport.

Scheduled for 3×2 minute rounds, Lucy started very positively. An early barrage of punches got her off to strong start pushing her Hampshire opponent back.

Then with a change of tactics, Lucy chose to sit on her back foot. Waiting, she timed her shots well to score and then moved off. Pleasingly, she added in the second phase to cement the round. Smith came out hard in the second but with much of the same response from the Eastbourne boxer.

The third and final round was tighter but Lucy was emphatic throughout recording the unanimous decision. ‘I’m really happy with my performance and felt great’ said the Geordie Assassin.


‘Badboy’ Brett Pocock claims victory in his first bout

Many congratulations to Brett Pocock who put on a powerful display to launch his amateur career at the Gym01 show on Friday 17th November 2017.
Pitched against the more experienced Portsmouth opponent, Brett was able to score eye catching rear hands and hooks in the first and second rounds. Rallying, his opponent showed grit and determination to score well in the third but was too little too late as Brett claimed a deserved split decision.

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Brett. Meanwhile, Daniel ‘Leggy’ Legg experienced his 5th and last skills bout against a strong Gym01 opponent. A good display of pressure boxing and footwork from Leggy puts him in good stead for his first competitive bout. EBC would like to congratulate both of these future stars.


Eastbourne Boxing Club Produces Champions

Omid Raouf (22) has been very successful in the Sussex County Championships working his way through various opponents to be crowned Sussex middleweight champion. Omid progressed to the final with a first round stoppage against Barthy Farthing of Westhill Boxing Club of Hastings thanks to a left hook to the body.

The following day he was in the final for his weight against big punching Thanos Katsondonis of Hillcrest Club, Newhaven. Held on their home turf it was a tough match however Omid boxed superbly, using good footwork to avoid the heavy blows whilst countering with sharp punches of his own to take a unanimous points decision.

Omid then faced Kent champion Max Olive in Hastings and won with a unanimous points decision.

Trainer Adam Haniver said of Omid “Roauf is a clever fighter and he can adapt in the ring. He listens to instructions and implements the game plan very well. It was a very well deserved victory against a tough opponent with a big stoppage rate.”

The club has other fighters who are competing for their weight titles during the next few months. Welterweight Dan Pert was beaten on points in the semi final of the Sussex Championships. He lost to the eventual winner Harvey Colwell-Levine.



EBC Boxers on Gym01 show, Portsmouth

Nick Tompkins lost a blood shed bout and ended up with 4 stitches from a clash of heads, landed some good shots but defensively let a few too many creep through and got stopped late in the 3rd.

Mubanga Chisanga won bout of the night! Winning on a split decision against a tricky southpaw from Gym01 but a left shot to the body which changed the fight!

Jamie Gillett won on a split decision, good 1st round, 2nd round let him back him but cemented the win with a great 3rd round in which he put his opponent down!

Good work team 🥊🥊🥊

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Eastbourne Boxers attend elite Southern Counties Squads

Held at the amazing Army headquarters in Aldershot, 3 Eastbourne boxers attended a day of training with 40 senior boxers from the southern counties.

Seb Coleman, Banga Chisanga and Paul Orji were all put through their paces by top coaches from across the Southern Counties led by Regional Coach Chris Daley. The boxers were divided in to 5 groups depending on weight and experience to train in technical, tactical and physical drills. There was also some excellent conditioned and open sparring to test the mettle of the boxers in preparation for potential selection for a Southern Counties team vs an Irish select.

England Talent Pathways Lead Coach Micky Driscoll started the squads with a seminar on thinking and problem solving boxers. An invaluable part of the squad really challenging the boxers to think about how they train and how to get better results in what they do.

Seb, Banga and Paul all acquitted themselves well and received some excellent feedback from the team. Next stop are the Uni championships in Stoke this weekend (3rd Feb).


Eastbourne Boxing Club’s Daniel ‘The Hurt’ Pert made his ring debut in Sevenoaks on Saturday 19th November.
The tall and sharp Pert started well using an excellent jab and foot adjustments to walk his opponent on to the shots.
As the bout progressed, the welter weight was slowly being pushed back by his opponent Josh Turner in an explosive second round.
Dan had to start holding the centre and push his opponent back. He did just that with strong combinations and a good switch of attack.
Come the final bell, an exhausted Pert was given the verdict by a split decision.
“Dan was extremely calm and collected. He managed to control his nerves and boxed to instruction brilliantly. This will be the start of an excellent amateur career.”
Photo with world famous professional referee Ian John Lewis.

Eastbourne Boxing Club’s Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight is the English Bantam weight Junior Development National Champion.
The undefeated talented, Callum saw off Stratford’s strong and awkward Jason Johnson at U57ks to be crowned Featherweight English champion. Held on Saturday 29th October in Grantham, Callum rubbed shoulders with some of the best up and coming boxers in the country.
 Winning the southern counties and stopping the Western Counties Champion by TKO on his way to the final, Cal was up against the more experienced Jason Johnson of Stratford – the north of England champion.
From the first bell, Callum stamped his authority. The much tidier on the inside, he was able to score to both body and head against is aggressive Midlands opponent. The 2nd round was tighter as Johnson scored with the some clear snappy jabs. Needing to cement the bout, Callum came out quick and created more space, stepping back and walking his taller opponent on to the back hand. With some eye catching lateral movement and hooks to head and body, it became clearer that the Eastbourne boxer would claim the decision.
“At the decision, the MC announced a split decision, we became a bit uncomfortable! The decision went our way and Callum was crowned the national champion.” Callum is now unbeaten in 9 outings. This is quite rare in Amateur boxing.
“He’s a real talent. He can box and he can dig in when needed to. We need to sit down now and plan how to progress him further. There is no reason why he cant box for his country in the next few years as he makes the transition to open class. The tools are there and the building blocks in place. Now he has a target on his head and people will want to box him. So it really starts from here!”
We are keen to keep Callum busy and boxing regularly. Along with his club mate’s national semi final accomplishment in April, we have had 2 southern counties champions this season which should have been 3 with Light-welterweight Sebastian Coleman pulling out the final due to illness. It’s not bad for our little club in Eastbourne and more champions are to come I’m sure!


Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight progresses to national semi finals  

call-v-tylerAlready crowned southern counties champion, our U57kg Callum knight now progresses to the national semis by beating Devonport’s Tyler Dyer with a 2nd round TKO. Another good performance from the young star. He now boxes East London’s Hassan Chowdry on Saturday 22nd October 2016 for a place in the national final. Good luck Cal!







EBC in action on Bexhill Show – Sat 21st May 2016

Another packed house at the Pebsham Community centre, Bexhill saw 3 of our warriors compete for the mighty EBC.

Callum Lucas finally made his debut after a few cancelled skills bouts. Matc hed versus J. Jones of Bexhill, Callum showed great skills using head and body attacks to display his skills in a highly enjoyable skills bout. Both lads showing poise and capability in a well mannered duel which sets them up for full bouts in the coming future.

Kyle Knight performed well  against the much taller J. Watkins of Crawley. Starting well and using his feet Kyle scored well. As the bout progressed, the taller man used his reach advantage to begin scoring. Kyle pushed him all the way with some cracking inter changes. The man from Mid Sussex winning on a unanimous decision. Great things to come from Mr Knight – huge potential.pheebs bex

Adrianne ‘Pheebs’ Phebey put on an exceptional display of skills and tactics in a season performance versus the highly capable and tough Kim Collins of Berinsfield. A frantic start saw Collins fly out the traps keeping Pheebs on the back-foot. The storm weathered and Pheebs began to flow, using an excellent jab and maintaining her shape throughout. With some excellent straights and selection of hooks to head and body, Pheebs was able to score cleanly and adapt to what came at her. As an example of how to prepare and box to instruction, Pheebs ran out a unanimous points winner.

EBC would like to thank Bexhill Boxing Club for yet another storming show.



Captain Lee Jenkins invited for Team GB Trial

Eastbourne Boxing Club Captain Lee Jenkins has just been contacted by Team GB to come and trial for their squads for the Japan 2020 cycle.
Eastbourne’s Middleweight national semi finalist was contacted on Monday 16th May 2016 to say they were very much impressed with his performances in the national championships and would like to offer him the opportunity to trial to compete at the highest of levels.lee v chelli
Jenkins, 26, has had a fantastic season winning the southern counties championships and then beating the western champion and the London champion before losing out to the number one seed in the middleweight semi final up in Liverpool.
Studying towards his masters at Chelsea School in the University of Brighton, Lee has not only been busy in the academic ring, but in the squared ring too.
‘I saw the email today and was ecstatic. I have spoken to my coach and we will be working out a training cycle to ensure we are peaking again at the right times for the trials. I had plans to turn professional next season but thus changes things slightly. I will work my hardest to see how far I can get with securing a GB place.”
Lee will be at the home of GB at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield between June 24th – 26th 2016.

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Eastbourne Boxing Club’s Elite Class Middleweight, Lee Jenkins returned back to Sussex as national semi finalist 2016.
Lee won not only the southern counties championships to progress to the national stage, but also beat the Western counties champion as well as the London champion.
Held at the famous Echo Arena, Liverpool, Lee first beat the tough and rugged Zak Chelli of Fitzroy Lodge on a unanimous points decision.
With both boxers giving little ground, Lee was able to punish his opponent to the body, drawing the guard down to then score to the head. Chelli rallied at times, catching Lee with some well timed shots, but Lee was not to be denied.
The gap opened as Lee managed to corner his man on the ropes and score clearly.
The next round was to be a huge test. Lee drew the seeded number one, Jordan Reynolds – a slick and powerful boxer from the home counties. The game plan was to take it in to the trenches early on – test his heart. Arguably Lee took the first round with his aggressive and relentless attacks.
As the bout progressed, Reynolds began to find his range, mixing in the body shots and uppercuts which began to have an affect.
All square after two. The third carried on in the same fashion. Reynolds found room to use his reach and well placed variety of shots.
Come the bell, the Luton man had done enough to progress to the final.
It has been a huge learning curve for Lee. He is now one of the best in the country and his performances have shown this. He has made a name for himself nationally and gained a lot of respect from the boxing community in the process as a formidable middleweight.
The next step is to challenge for the vacant southern belt and then on to the prestigious Haringey Box cup in June.
Shortly after that, a break and Lee will be then looking to go professional.

Southern Counties Elite Middleweight Champion Lee Jenkins in the Herald. 22/04/16

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Show report in the Herald 22/04/16 – Well done lads – proud of you!

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Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight win in Colchester!

Former British and Commonwealth Champion Lee Purdey presents Cal with his winners trophy AND best away boxer trophy!


Bantamweight Chloe Taylor lands the back hand in her close bout vs Forbers of Oakmead BC.

Eastbourne Boxing Club hosted the Junior development Championships Semi-finals south on Sunday 27th September, with 16 top flight bouts. Entering the ring to pounding music from set up podiums, the best up and coming boxers in the south did not let the crowd down.

 The Skateworld venue saw clubs from all over showing what great talent the south of England has. Though there were may stand out performances, St Mary’s karol Itauma was particularly emphatic in his performance. The Middleweight used his southpaw jab to slide himself in to range before unleashing accurate backhands to the target, running out a points winner against the talented and game J.Buckland of Holland Park (Eastern Counties).


 Harringey Box Cup 2015

  Chloe Taylor wins her Semi Final. Kara Baah loses versus a strong Irish Opponent.

Another tremendous box cup comes and goes. Chloe Taylor wins against a very slick Irish opponent in the quarters on a split decision. Then loses a split to the eventual winner, Jay Dujan from Repton in the Semis. Great performan
ces in both bouts with very real progress been made tactically from Chloe ‘the wasp’ Taylor. Kara boxed a very aggressive Irish boxer who came forward relentlessly not letting her settle. Kara lost a unanimous decision but doing herself and the club very proud. We are already looking forward to next year’s tournament!

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Flyweight Junior Eastbourne Boxer Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight wins again with another fine display on the Bexhill Open Home Show.   


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Southern Counties Ladies versus London Diamonds

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Club Bantamweight Chloe Taylor boxed live on tele! Saturday 6th Jun 2015