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.
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 🥊🥊🥊
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).
Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight progresses to national semi finals
Already 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.
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
Southern Counties Elite Middleweight Champion Lee Jenkins in the Herald. 22/04/16
Show report in the Herald 22/04/16 – Well done lads – proud of you!
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!
Flyweight Junior Eastbourne Boxer Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight wins again with another fine display on the Bexhill Open Home Show.
Southern Counties Ladies versus London Diamonds
Club Bantamweight Chloe Taylor boxed live on tele! Saturday 6th Jun 2015