Two March boxers reach national schoolboy quarter-finals

MARCH boxers Charlie Stevens and Danny Hedges have qualified for the quarter-finals of the National Schoolboy Finals. The pair, both aged 14, will fight in Romford on February 13. Stevens, from Upwell, will fight West Ham s Douglas Doherty in the under-57

MARCH boxers Charlie Stevens and Danny Hedges have qualified for the quarter-finals of the National Schoolboy Finals.

The pair, both aged 14, will fight in Romford on February 13.

Stevens, from Upwell, will fight West Ham's Douglas Doherty in the under-57kg class and Hedges takes on Adam Middleton from Nemesis, London in the under-42kg class.

Stevens secured his passage to the quarter-finals by beating B Mckeoh, from Ipswich ABC, in the Eastern Counties Finals in Sudbury and Hedges was given a bye.


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March coach Dave Cole said: "It was a convincing win for Charlie - he had far too much class for the boy.

"Both lads are very committed to training. There are some quality boys about in their weight groups but I can see them going all the way to the finals."

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Stevens is a former National Schoolboys champion and Hedges has previously reached the quarter-finals.

Three other March boxers were in action at Sudbury.

Despite producing a fantastic third-round comeback Luke Crosby lost out to Harwich ABC's M Doran.

Connor Crosby was edged out by Southend's Billy Polkinghall and Ambrose Draper was beaten in a close battle with Centurion ABC's Steve Green.

Cole said: "I was particularly pleased with Luke Crosby's performance.

"He put in a very gutsy display against a tough fighter and the other two boys only just lost their matches.

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