Boxing: Romford’s Olla earns rewards
PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 December 2019
Romford Boxing Club’s Tim Olla claimed a fine win at Southfields Army Centre on Friday.
Light-heavyweight Olla, 22, kept home favourite Fred Thomas, unbeaten in eight fights, on the back foot in the first round of their 81kg contest, with a good display of punching.
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The 27-year-old Thomas responded well in the second, but Olla gave the Marine a standing eight count in the final rond to claim victory and the best boxer of the night award.
jack Clements, 17, met an opponent from Devon in a support bout at 65kg and had a decent first round, only to be out of the final verdict.
Olla is due to compete in Denmark this weekend, when Romford clubmate Ayo Barek faces the defending Danish super-heavyweight champion.
Coach Paul Claydon said: "Ayo has a tough task and Tim is up against a very good Dane also, although I'm confident of them both doing well."