West Kingsdown Boxing club finish season with a bang

At the end of May, West Kingsdown Boxing Club held their latest show, the Season Finale, at the Doubletree Hilton in Dartford. A total of 11 bouts ranging from 30 kilo juniors up to super-heavy weight seniors kept the dinner show guests entertained along with an auction, raffle and after party.

West Kingsdown suffered a couple of late pull outs but still managed to get six of their boxers on including three skills matches. Riley Fuller and Riley Phillips, both ten years old and 30 kilos, showed great promise for the future as did 14-year-old Bobby Purcival at 56 kilos. These boys will be boxing competitively next season.

13-year-old Jack Grassby made it three wins out of three for him with a tough points win over Stonebridge’s Jino Boon. Jack dug in deep with a great last round to emerge a unanimous points winner.

Next up was Harry Costin in his first competitive bout and he faced another tough challenge in Alex James from Rayne Boxing Club. Super fit Harry, roared on by his fans, emerged a split but deserved points winner.

Another boxer making his debut, was Codie Walker, who faced a real test in the taller Alfie Whitehead from Armour Plated Boxing Club. This was a real thriller and had the crowd on their feet but it was Whitehead who claimed the 3-2 split decision after three hard rounds. The coaches were very happy with Codie who, although disappointed on the night, showed great promise for next season.

A number of professional boxers were in attendance including, Australian sensation, Skye Nicholson and her coach Eddie Lam.

The club are looking forward to winding down for the summer, although still ticking over, and will be entering four boxers in the development championships come September.