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Romford boxers end season in style

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 May 2017

Romford's Ethan Tisbury receives the best home boxer award from the family of the late Daren Howe at the club's Refuse to Lose show

Romford's Ethan Tisbury receives the best home boxer award from the family of the late Daren Howe at the club's Refuse to Lose show

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Refuse to Lose event held in memory of former coach

Romford's Kallum Hayden receives an award at the club's Refuse to Lose showRomford's Kallum Hayden receives an award at the club's Refuse to Lose show

Romford Boxing Club ended their season in fine style with some solid bouts in their Refuse to Lose show at the North Romford Community Centre in Collier Row.

The event was held in memory of coach Daren Howe and his family were in attendance to hand out the best Romford boxer award, which went to Ethan Tisbury.

The 14-year-old produced a commanding display against a Barnstaple ABC hope, and he immediately got his opponent on to the ropes before forcing a first round stoppage and maintaining an unbeaten start to his amateur career from his four bouts to date.

Paul Claydon Jnr was back in the ring following a long lay-off and despite putting In a fine display against a Smallholdings ABC boxer, the 18-year-old was edged out on points.

Romford's Paul Claydon takes a breather between rounds at the club's Refuse to Lose showRomford's Paul Claydon takes a breather between rounds at the club's Refuse to Lose show

The same fate fell the way of heavyweight Jack Craig, who also took on an opponent from Smallholdings. The 23-year-old was conceding weight, and just lost out in a bruising encounter.

Two late pull-outs forced 15-year-old’s Kallum Hayden and Harry Cooper to put in a skills contest, and both performed well against Kemsing ABC and Holland Park ABC hopes respectively.

M Imray was taking part in his first bout where he came up against M McCormack from Waltham Forest in a skills contest and the 12-year-old produced a strong showing to show plenty of promise for the future.

Anybody wishing to take up amateur boxing can contact Paul Claydon on 07980 959354.

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