Three in a row for Romford Boxing Club’s Olla

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 29 May 2016

Romford's Tim Olla celebrates his win over Newham's Ridge Baye

Romford's Tim Olla celebrates his win over Newham's Ridge Baye


Young heavyweight impresses once again

Romford’s Tim Olla recorded his third win as a senior as the club staged their final show of the season.

The 18-year-old heavyweight met tough Newham boxer Ridge Baye and showed so sign of nerves, despite being caught by some crunching hooks in the first half.

Olla forced his rival to take three standing counts until the referee stepped in to award him a technical knockout.

Coach Paul Claydon said: “I knew he was up against it as Baye had knocked out a few opponents so would be very tough.

”I said to him in the corner ‘go out and push him back’ and Tim composed himself and took over, finishing strong.

“There’s a long way to go, but if he continues his steady improvement and stays focused he could have a bright future, although it won’t be easy

Ethan Tisbury, 13, was the only other Romford youngster in action, as Paul Claydon Junior saw his point postponed when his opponent withdrew due to illness.

But debutant Tilbury overcame a slow start against Gator’s Frank Massingham to pick up the pace in the second and third round of their skills contest and coach Claydon added: “I was very pleased with the way Ethan dealt with the pressure of boxing in front of a big crowd for the very first time. Let’s hope he carries it on.”

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