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The School holidays are almost over and the boxing season is almost upon us! CABC home show is literally just around the corner!

27th September is a date for the diary with most of last season's boxers hoping to be matched again in front of a home crowd and a few new faces to team CABC should be ready to make their debuts in September.

We are back in full swing with pre season training going well and some good sparring sessions already under our belts!!

Don’t forget to get yourself down the gym and working hard towards your personal goals!!

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Colchester Amateur Boxing Club celebrated their season in style with a smart dress only awards evening and two success stories in the ring.

 

In the final week of the season John Beswick boxed his way through three tough bouts to claim a silver medal in the internationally renowned Haringey Box-Cup, the club celebrated their success and that of all their club members at their annual awards evening , and schoolboy Tommy Reid claimed his first title.

 

In the box cup John was drawn against Fatjon Gola from the famous Peacock gym. After a tough battle where Gola paid scant regard for the rules John was awarded a convincing unanimous points decision. In the semi-final John faced Alex Bishop from Finchley ABC. Bishop proved he could box but over the duration of the contest Beswick’s fitness and punch quality proved the telling factor. Entry to the final was awarded by way of a majority win for John. The final was contested against Scott Jose from the Birtley ABC. The first two rounds were very close as both boxers demonstrated some quality boxing skill. In the final round the natural power of Jose started to take its toll and a few big shots landed slowing John down. Despite a brave performance a unanimous decision was awarded against John. Although he didn’t win gold John was pleased with his performance in what was his first season back into competitive boxing for four years.

 

Each of the clubs boxers celebrated their success at the annual awards evening with trophies being awarded to club members from the jubilee beginners class and the competitive boxers. John Beswick scooped the highly contested club champion award as well as Best Senior Boxer whilst Louis Curtis was awarded Best Junior Boxer. The full list of awards are as follows:

 

 

Competitive Boxer Awards

Club Champion – John Beswick
Best senior boxer – John Beswick
Best junior boxer – Louis Curtis
Best performance from a senior - Frazer Wood
Best performance from a junior - Tommy Reid
Best club member – Charlie Reid
Most improved boxer – Cameron Matthews
Best prospect - Alfie Smith

 

Jubilee Beginners Awards

Most Enthusiastic Member – Joe Davies

Most Dedicated Member – Jack Bailey

Most Improved Member – Phoebe Davies

Longest Standing Member – Ellie James

 

Bronze Award Winners:

Jack Bailey

Joe Davies

William Corner

Andrew Corner

 

 

To close his first season Tommy Reid turned in another excellent performance to scoop the Eastern Counties Novice Championship. Tommy boxed Tony Cooper of Chalvedon ABC, who proved to be a skilful and strong opponent. The opening round was a tactical affair but the slightly sharper punches landed by Tommy must have caught the judges eye. In the second round Tommy was forced to work a little harder but he refused to give ground to Cooper, again the sharper punches edged the round for Tommy. Copper put up an intense last stand knowing he needed a big last round. Clever defences and tactical boxing from Tommy denied Cooper the success he needed. The win and regional title was awarded to Tommy by way of majority decision.

 

Colchester Amateur Boxing Club would like to thank all its members and supporters as we close this season and look forwards to emulating this success next season.

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Colchester Amateur Boxing Club held their second open show of the season at St Benedict’s school on Saturday. In all there were 15 bouts, 9 of which were contested by Colchester Boxers.

 

The first bout of the day was Alfie Smith, a youngster of just ten years old making his amateur boxing debut. Alfie boxed Shay Norman for the Berry ABC in a no decision skills but. Both boxers here displayed some real talent as they were cheered on by the supportive crowd. Although no decision was given both boxers had their hands raised and were awarded a trophy.

 

The contest featured another debutant, Molly Yates. The second ever female to don the club colours and enter the ring. Molly faced Kayleigh Bulmer from Battlebridge ABC in another no decision skills bout. Despite having no decision both girls boxed at a fast pace and Molly had to work hard to use her skills against the aggressive Bulmer. The crowd showed their support as both girls had their hands raised and their trophy awarded.

 

The first competitive bout for Colchester was contested by Louis Curtis and Oliver Dragisic from Holland Shore ABC. Looking to repeat a golden performance on the last CABC show in September, Louis quickly got to work boxing at range, using defensive techniques and counter punches. Dragisic was determined however and pressed Louis throughout every round. Relying on all his experience Louis stuck to tidy boxing and impressed the judges enough to secure a split decision points win.

 

Next up and looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season was Tommy Reid facing Will Coakley from Gator ABC. Tommy showed patience and skill as he boxed on the back-foot luring his opponent in and then countering with close range punches. Switching the attack to head and body as Coakley advanced clearly won the first two rounds for Tommy. In the final round, knowing he was behind Coakley picked up the pace but was faced again with a clam and measured resistance as Tommy boxed defensively and continued to score with counters. The judges were suitably impressed with Tommy’s performance and issued the verdict as a split decision points win.

 

The next Colchester boxer in the ring was another debutant, Tom Saffelle. Tom boxed Kaylom Bennett of the Chalvedon ABC. This proved to be a battle of will as both boxers came forwards throwing punches with both hands. Tom boxed well but Bennett was a strong opponent who kept pushing forwards scoring the more eye catching punches. Tom stayed competitive throughout the bout and turned in a good performance in his first contest but the win was awarded as a unanimous points decision in favour of Bennett.

 

Returning to the ring after some time away was Mason Jupp next, He faced strong opposition in the form of Tommy Lee from Hastings Westhill ABC. Lee was determined from the opening bell and quickly charged Mason down with sustained flurries of punches. Mason tried to box his way out of trouble but struggled with the Lee’s aggressive tactics. In the second round Mason adopted a different tactic and came forwards throwing more punches. When he found himself under pressure once more the referee decided to stop the contest. The win was awarded to Lee by second round TKO.

 

Charlie Reid was next into the ring facing a seasoned opponent from Berry ABC; Mitchell Williamson. In the opening minute of the bout Charlie came forward with his trademark aggressive style, pushing Williamson from corner to corner. As the bout slowed Williamson was able to find his rhythm and begin to claw his way back into the contest. The remainder of the bout proved to be an all action affair which had the crowd on their feet. Charlie continued to drive forwards throwing punches with both hands, whilst Williamson backed off and used counter punches to score. A tough decision was made by the judges to award Williamson the winner by unanimous points decision.

 

Aiming to continue his run of good form before he begins his Junior ABA championship campaign next week was Cameron Matthews as the next Colchester boxer in the ring. Cameron’s opponent was Mario Kyriakou from Cambridge ABC. This proved to be an extremely skilful contest as both boxers moved around the ring using clever defensive tactics and measured attacks. Cameron landed the more eye-catching punches during the first round which helped boost his confidence in the second. In the second round a succession of powerful scoring blows lead the referee to issue a standing count to Cameron’s opponent , after this the referee decided that the safest decision was to stop the contest in favour of Cameron. The win was awarded to Cameron by way of second round TKO.

 

Closing the show was Colchester’s senior prospect John Beswick as he faced strong Berry ABC boxer Luke Brickwood. These two has narrowly avoid each other earlier in the season during the championships and so a show down seemed imminent. From the opening bell John showed his class by forcing errors from Brickwood and capitalizing with eye catching punches. Brickwood stayed strong and pushed John hard through the first two rounds but the more quality punches were landed by the Colchester boxer. In the final round Brickwood made a last attempt to put John under pressure but it came too late. When the final bell sounded there was only one clear winner. A unanimous points decision was awarded to John and he was also awarded best home boxer for convincing win over strong opposition.

 

Other notable performances from local boxers included a convincing points win from Harwich’s Stevie martin over Elliot Hedger from Hastings Westhill ABC. A second round TKO win from Alfie Lucas of Essex University against Cambridge ABC’s Jacob Quigley. The crowd were also treated to a local derby as youth boxer Lewis Richardson of Centurions ABC won a convincing victory over Patrick Allen-Cripps of Harwich ABC. Lewis was awarded best away boxer of the show.

 

Colchester ABC would like to thank all their sponsors and all the volunteers that make events like this possible.

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Less than two weeks to go. Sat 26th April.

If you love sport & you love boxing then be there.

At least ten of Colchester's finest boxers will be in action alongside boxers from all over the south east.

A brilliant community event for all the family. St. Benedicts Catholic College Norman Way Colchester. Boxing starts at 1.30. Refreshments available. Not to be missed!!!

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Colchester boxers Cameron Matthews and Louis Curtis were in action at the weekend boxing on the Essex University ABC show at the Arena Colchester. Cameron faced-off in a local derby against Essex Uni boxer Jimmy Martin and Louis faced his cousin and old foe Stevie Martin of Harwich ABC.

 

First through the ropes was Louis who lost his last bout against Stevie martin by the closest of margins. With this in mind Louis started at a fast pace taking the bout to Martin with determined combination punching. Martin boxed cleverly however moving around the ring and catching Louis with his southpaw jab as he advanced.

 

Nothing could separate the two as the second round started. Louis kept up the same forceful pressure and this time was met by a slightly more determined Martin. The crowd were delighted as both boxers battled hard to try and secure the win.

 

The final round followed the same pattern as both boxers gave it their all meeting in the centre of the ring for sustained two handed exchanges. The crowd showed their support of both boxers determination as they broke out chanting each boxers’ name. A deserved but close points decision was awarded to Martin just after the master of ceremonies congratulated both boxers on the quality of the contest.

 

Next up for Colchester was Cameron as he faced older cousin Jimmy Martin, Cameron started positive throwing long punches as he moved In and out of range. Martin tried to box on the back foot but found it hard to settle as Cameron forced the pace of the bout.

 

Experience told throughout the rest of the bout as Cameron built on the good performance in the first round. Martin wasn’t allowed to settle as Cameron help the centre of the ring and backed his opponent up with sustained combination punching. Martin stayed competitive until the final bell trying to box at range and land occasional heavy shots but the judges were swayed by the high work rate and eye catching shots landed by Cameron. A convincing unanimous points decision was awarded to the Colchester boxer.

 

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Colchester Amateur Boxing Club boxer Cameron Matthews quite literally entered the Lion’s Den when he boxed Bradley Messer of Lion ABC London. The bout took place in the Lion ABC gym, appropriately named the Lion’s Den.

 

Despite giving age away to the home boxer Cameron started the bout with intention and threw long combination punches pushing Messer onto the back-foot. The fast jabbing Messer tried to take the initiative on numerous occasions, leading with the double jab; he was met with fierce resistance however as Cameron landed two and three punch combinations with accuracy.

 

The second round was a more tentative affair for Cameron as he tied to box on the back foot and score with single shots. Spurred on by his opponents’ lack of work Messer stepped up his game and began to force Cameron back to the ropes and into the corners. Cameron kept the bout competitive with slick boxing but Messer had made it all to fight for in the third.

 

With one round to go both boxers knew that winning the final round was vital and both started with gusto. Messer initiated most exchanges but Cameron’s accurate power-punching was eye catching almost forcing the referee to issue a recovery count to the home boxer. Messer pressed Cameron right up to the final bell but the Colchester boxer had done enough. The judges awarded Cameron the bout on a majority point win in what has proven to be one of his best performances to date. Cameron and club-mate Louis Curtis with both be in action on Saturday afternoon 22nd Feb in Colchester at the Essex University ABC show at the Arena Gymnasium.

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Friday night saw the gym buzzing with a full house of new and experienced boxers all enjoying a hard work out!

Plenty of sparring for the more experienced boxers and a full circuit for everyone ensured that the atmosphere in the gym was excellent, keep up the hard work everyone.

There are a few bouts coming up in the next few weeks so will update you all with more information as soon as possible.

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Well Christmas is over and the New Year has started, so why not get back into the Gym!

No excuses for our carded boxes and regulars not to be back into the full swing of training from January 3rd!

Never tried boxing before but you are looking to get fit and try a new sport then come along to a free taster session in January, it will cost you nothing and Boxing is proven to be one of the best forms of exercise out there.

Look forward to seeing you all back in the gym soon.

 

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No Excuses for not training over Christmas as the gym will be open!!!

Enjoy that Turkey knowing you will be working it all off on the Friday night!!!

Friday 27th December Mixed session 6pm - 7,30pm All Welcome.

Mon 30th December Main Session 7pm - 8,30pm as normal.

Friday 3rd January Beginners Session 6 - 7pm as normal. Main Session 7 - 8,30pm as normal.

All the sessions will run to timetable from the 3rd January 2014!

From all the coaches and committee may we wish all of the CABC family and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

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  • 2013-12 New S Gloves
In an attempt to get the club logo in even more places around the gym, head coach Carl Barton has been busy ordering some new equipment for the gym.

Seen in the picture are squad members Jack Perry and Charlie Reid trying out our new CABC Sparring Gloves, the Black and Gold colours are on now in constant use in the Gym. Along with the new Gloves the club have also invested in some CABC hand wraps now on sale to members just in time for Christmas!  

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Want to get fit, have fun and learn a new skill at the same time?

 

We have classes for beginners and experienced boxers all of our coaches are CRB registered and qualified ABAE coaches.

Come down and see for yourself for a free no obligation first taster session in our new gym facility.

 

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  • 2013-11 Molly and Zoe
Boxing is not just for the boys! Colchester Amateur Boxing Club has always been looking to break new grounds and we have seen in the past Niamh Barton come through and represent the club with flying colours becoming the first female boxer in our history to box for the club.

Well we have more female boxers coming training now and we are hoping one of them will soon be following in the footsteps of Niamh and climbing through the ropes in the Black and Gold of CABC!!

Watch this space!

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  • 2013 - 11 Charlie and Carl
Charlie Reid and CABC both got back to winning ways with a fine performance in Chelmsford last night.
 
Charlie stopped old foe Jake Purkiss in the last round.
 
Full report to follow, also good luck to Jack Perry who is in action later tonight!
 
Up the CABC!
 
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  • 2013 - 8 New Tracksuits
The start of the season saw new sponsor Dairy Crest come on board, Dairy Crest very kindly sponsored the new squad tracksuits which will be worn at all future home and away shows and ensure that our boxers keep the Black and Gold colours flying at all times!

Thank You Dairy Crest for your generous support!

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Wow, what a start to the season. 6 out of 6 wins for our boxers in front of a full house at St Benedicts School. Great effort by all of the boxers to start the season off with a bang and we are all very proud of your efforts.

Also a massive thanks to all the committee members and coaches who worked so hard to put on such a great event, it was good to see so many of the young members in attendance and we hope one day some of you will be representing the club on future shows. Also thank you to Carey's for your kind support on sponsoring our show.

Casey Nachman will submit a full report on all of the bouts with more images to follow, but well done Tommy, Louie, Charlie, Joe, Jack and John for starting the season off with a bang! 

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