Boxing: Jermaine Williams into London Elite Championships final
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Hackney Boxing Academy middleweight Jermaine Williams is through to the London Elite Championships final after winning his semi-final last week.
Williams took on Robbie Chapman from IQ Neasden in the final four at the Tottenham Community Centre.
With both boxers trading punches for all three rounds, it was Williams’ landing of the clearer efforts that scored him a unanimous victory.
Williams will now face Joshua Gustave of Fairbairn in the final, with the London title at stake.
The finals take place on Thursday at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square at 7.30pm.
Hackney heavyweight Viddal Riley had been entered into the championships by his club West ham, but withdrew after turning pro.
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Riley had been topped for glory in the championships, but turned pro after returning from a training camp in Las Vegas, having signed with Mayweather Promotions.
Hackney heavyweight Arnold Obodai enjoyed a winning trip to the Northern Irish city of Belfast.
Competing for Repton, Obodai was paired up against a rival from Belfast Dockers in a club match.
Obodai knocked his opponent down in the first round and went on to win the bout six rounds to nil.
Hackney boxer Ram Singh suffered defeat in the semi-finals of the National Junior Championships.
Singh was competing in the 40kg category and was involved in one of the best bouts of the competition in his semi-final with Jack Dryden of Birtley.
Despite the best efforts of Singh, who competes for Repton, he suffered a loss by unanimous decision.
Hackney trainer James Cook said he was pleased with fighter Chris Kongo’s performance after beating Sheffield rival Serge Ambomo.
The pair met on the Matchroom promotion at The O2 on Saturday, which was headlined by Dillian Whyte’s win over Lucas Browne.
“Chris boxed well against a strong opponent who wanted to bully him,” said trainer Cook. “Chris kept his boxing together and well outpointed his opponent.”