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Current Junior ABA Champion Ewnnis Chaima defeats Charlie Warr at Southend ABC show
5:06pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Sport
Finchley Amateur Boxing Club fighter and current Junior ABA Champion Ewnnis Chaima recorded a unanimous victory against Charlie Warr at the Southend ABC show on Saturday.
Chaima forced Warr back from the opening bell and picked his opponent off at will. Chaima was a comfortable winner against a willing but outclassed opponent.
Young Finchley boxer Reece Collins was also on the card and he out boxed Andy Another of Southend ABC winning a unanimous decision.
Chaima’s cousin Omar controversially lost his semi-final bout against Joseph Manning in the Schoolboy ABA Class 2 Under-46 Kilo.
Chaima normally a slow starter went at Manning from the first bell scoring with combinations whilst taking very few punches in return.
In the second round Chaima upped his work rate and although Manning matched him for effort it was Chaima who appeared to have scored with the telling punches.
The third round saw Chaima scoring with both hands blooding Manning’s nose as he backed up his opponent.
Chaima returned to his corner confident of victory but the judges awarded the bout to Manning on points.
At the Chalvedon ABC show, Finchley fighter Hatim Boutafara lost a point’s decision to Ron Day of Holland shore ABC.
Coach Sean Murphy was pleased with Boutafara’s continual improvement but that Day was a little bit too strong.
Michael Mcdonnagh boxed local boy Lee Adams and despite working behind a good jab for most of the contest, lost a majority decision.
Finchley’s Shane Hill recovered well from his disappointment of going out of the Schoolboys Championships by winning a unanimous points decision over Charlie Rickett of Downend Bristol ABC at their show on Friday.
Twelve-year-old Jamie Bradley lost a decision to George Lane from Woking ABC on the Smallholding show on Sunday.
Bradley conceded weight and age found Lane difficult to work out in the first round with many of his punches fall short of the target.
Sent out in the second round with instructions to close the gap, Bradley had more success scoring with his left jab but the contrast in styles made for an untidy affair with the referee continually having to separate the two boys.
Lane’s superior strength took over in the third round with Bradley coming off second best in each of the exchanges but the Finchley fighter’s gutsy display against a very strong opponent was commended by Coach Paul Newton.