Harwich Boxing Club holds annual presentation night

The Harwich Boxing Club award winners. Picture: HBC

The Harwich Boxing Club award winners. Picture: HBC - Credit: Archant

Harwich Boxing Club celebrated a successful season with its annual presentation night at its Dovercourt Gym headquarters.

In the club’s 20th season, the premier award, The Presidents Cup – awarded to the boxer who amassed the best results over the year long season – went to 21-year-old welterweight Paul Gordon.

Gordon had an exceptionally busy and successful season culminating in 11 wins from 13, which included making the national novice final before Christmas, scoring a knock-out win in Holland and picking up silver in the recent Haringey Box Cup event. Paul’s excellent season also saw him awarded the Harwich International Port Cup for best senior boxer and also the ‘boxers boxer award’.

The USC shield club champion runner-up spot went to 19-year-old Pat Allen Cripps, whose excellent season saw him win the Essex and Eastern Counties light heavy weight titles and Haringey Box Cup gold.

His season log saw him win a creditable seven from nine contests, which helped him to pick up the Tom Parsons Cup for best senior boxer award as well.

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The Smiler Perkins Trophy, sponsored by the Ipswich Ex-boxers Association, for best junior newcomer, went to 15-year-old Toby Gledhill, who won three from five in his debut season.

Another boxer to win three from five in his debut season was 17-year-old Killian Hardy, which saw him lift the The Harwich Shoecraft Cup for best youth prospect.

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Ever improving 15-year-old Stevie Martin, who made it to the national junior semi-finals, took the KMS Cup for best junior boxer whilst the Rugby Club Shield, awarded to the best club member, went to the determined Gavin Hewitt.

Rio Gordon, who had a season of two halves which saw him go undefeated in four bouts to take the junior national novice title towards the end of 2016, but then miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, took the Rotary Club Shield for best

youth boxer.

- If you’re interested in getting involved in boxing, call the club on 07794 753897 or e-mail mwebb1@tiscali.co.uk.

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