Eli Frankham becomes East Midlands champion

PUBLISHED: 12:01 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

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Boxing tournament at Chatteris

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A POWERFUL performance saw top boxer Eli Frankham has become an East Midlands champion. Frankham, pictured, who is 16 tomorrow, forced a second-round stoppage to claim the Clubs for Young People UK Boxing title. He overpowered Shepshed ABC s Ben Newcombe

A POWERFUL performance saw top boxer Eli Frankham has become an East Midlands champion.

Frankham, pictured, who is 16 tomorrow, forced a second-round stoppage to claim the Clubs for Young People UK Boxing title.

He overpowered Shepshed ABC's Ben Newcombe in an 85kg contest at Hinckley, Leicestershire.

A thunderous body shot had Newcombe wobbling in the first round and he was unable to come back with any response as Franhkham dominated the second round, leaving the referee with no choice but to stop the fight.

The victory was a fine return to form for the Wisbech ABC member.

After a period out with a shoulder injury Frankham, from Walpole St Andrew, suffered a surprise defeat in his return to the ring at the Chatteris open show in December.

Mother, Vanessa Frankham, said of Eli's latest victory: "This was more like the Eli we all now. It was a good technical performance and he picked his shots well and he didn't just go in there to scrap."

Frankham, who won the European Schoolboy Championships in 2007 and the national Age Group Golden Gloves titles in 2006 and 2007, will now compete in the CYP UK Boxing national quarter-finals on March 1.

Frankham hopes to compete for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.


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