High fives as boxing showcase packs a real punch

Hemel Hempstead Boxing Club recorded a clean sweep of wins at its home show.
Hemel Hempstead Boxing Club recorded a clean sweep of wins at its home show.

Hemel Hempstead Boxing Club’s young guns delivered a knock-out performance as the club hosted its home show.

Each of the five Hemel representatives won their respective bouts – with Harley Webster, Cameron Scrimshire, Callum Mansell, Jamie Hurst and Ben Reed all recording victories.

Club captain Liam Loughran, whose own opponent pulled out just 24 hours before the show, said it was a fantastic achievement from the whole team.

A club spokesman said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our show sponsors, parents and supporters without whose help and financial assistance would not be able to put on a home show.”

The show capped off a fine season for the club, with Loughran crowned Home Counties champion for the third year running while also reaching the Junior ABA National Championships quarter-finals.

Mansell also went through as Home Counties champion and reached the quarter-finals of the National Schoolboy Championships.

At the club’s end of season awards night, Loughran won the Boxers’ Boxer of the Year award, while Scrimshire won Best Home Show Boxer, Reed was voted Most Improved Boxer, and Webster won the Clubman award.

The club is now looking for a main sponsor for the 2013-14 boxing season, and can be contacted via their website www.hemelhempsteadboxingclub.co.uk