Saturday, 19 April 2014

Luqmaan Patel - Senior Elite Quarter Finalist

Billericay registered boxer - Luqmaan Patel, will be boxing in the biggest championship in the country next weekend.  Luqmaan has been with our club for the last 10 months and has been ranked within the top 7 of the country, but will be hoping to go all the way next weekend.

Luqmaan has been a part of The Billericay Boxing Gym all season, but has links with some of our coachs and boxers that go back 7 years when they became friends at Liverpool in an England training camp.
Luqmaan made the finals last year, but would now be the first to admit he didn't perform as well as he should and quite clearly shoulders the blame himself.
Luqmaan is a young man that has settled down well in our club and has matured over the last 10 months both in and out of the gym. 
The 127th England Boxing Elite Men’s National Finals 2014 will be held at Echo Arena Liverpool on Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April 2014.

In a revamp of the latter stages of the tournament, the quarter-finals, semis and finals will be held over three consecutive days in a weekend of top-class action that will showcase the best young talent in England and culminate in the crowning of 10 national champions and potential stars of the future.

The competition will be held over 10 weight categories and without headguards to reflect recent rule changes introduced by England Boxing to bring it into line with the statutes and bylaws of international competition.

The event layout has been configured to accommodate up to 5,500 people each day and is expected to draw the largest crowds the Elite finals have witnessed for a number of years.

“The Senior Men’s National Finals have a tremendous history and heritage and are widely regarded by many in the grassroots of the sport as the highlight of the boxing calendar in England,” explained England Boxing board member and Chair of the Technical Rules and Championships Sub-Committee, Giorgio Brugnoli.

“By staging the finals stages over a weekend of competition and hosting them in a 5,000 plus seater Arena we aim to make the event a festival of boxing and deliver a showcase of the best young talent in England.”

“Many of the most famous English boxers of the last 20 years – including Carl Froch, Ricky Hatton, Nigel Benn and more recently, Olympic gold medallists, James DeGale, Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell – first came to prominence through the National Championships and by bringing the tournament to Echo Arena Liverpool we aim to deliver a show that befits the status and heritage of the competition.”

England Boxing is in discussions with broadcasters about televising the event and an announcement is expected imminently.

Liverpool has a vibrant boxing scene and the City Council has been instrumental in the decision to bring the event to Echo Arena which hosted the GB Boxing Championships in 2010 and the European Championships in 2008.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “It is a huge coup for the city and the award-winning Echo Arena to host this important event in the boxing calendar.

“The city has always prided itself on the huge amount of boxing talent honed in the city – from Olympic bronze medallist David Price to fellow Olympic boxers Natasha Jonas, Tom Stalker and the four Smith brothers who all hold titles in their own divisions to name but a few. This is a fantastic opportunity to see England’s future stars in action across three days of intense competition – and hopefully we’ll see some of our home grown talent crowned champions!”

40 quarter-final bouts will be held on Friday 25 April from 1.00-7.00pm with two rings in the Arena.

On Saturday 26 April, there will be one ring in the Arena for the 20 semi-finals, which will run from 11.00am-6.00pm. It will allow boxing fans to see all 20 of the semi-finals for the first time, whereas previously they were held at two separate events in different regions of England. 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

SUNDAY 20'th April - Billericay Boxing Challenge

Sunday 20th April - Forget Easter - Meet at the bottom of Leigh steps at 10am

Saturday, 12 April 2014

NEW Training Times for Competition Squad

As from Tuesday 15th April the Competition Training Times for Tuesdays and Thursdays will change up until the end of July as follows -

      Class 1 - 6pm - 8pm
         Class 2 - 7pm - 9pm

10.30 start

Friday 11th April - Maldon & Canvey

Billericay had 4 boxers out on Friday, 3 at Maldon and 1 at Canvey.

Josh had his third skills bout and as always dug in to give a good display, well done Josh, definately one to watch out for in the future.

Jim showed how to box clever, score and not get tagged back picking up another good win.

Ollie stepped up his pace in the 2nd and 3rd to take another good win, that's 3 on the trot,

Steve had a tough battle in the Eastern Counties Open Class Senior Elite final and just missing out on the title. A great bout to watch for the neutrals and some great sportsmanship after with the 2 boxers.

Friday, 11 April 2014

NEW - Kids Class as from Monday 2nd June 2014

Current Academy Dates
April 2014
Monday 28'th

May 2014
Monday 12'th
Monday 19'th
Tuesday 20'th - Assessment - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Aged  9 +
As from Monday 2nd June 2014
Boxing Academy Level ONE  /  Level TWO - 6pm - 7pm
All NEW Starters from 9 - 14 years.
Boxing Academy Level THREE - 7pm - 8pm
If you PASS Level 3, you will be offered the chance to join
The Development Squad on Competition Nights
*****  NEW - From 2nd June 2014  *****
Boxing Academy Level FOUR  - 7 - 8pm
Anyone that wants to carry on learning to box,
after completing the Level 3 course, but without
having to join the full Competition Squad can train 
in the Level 4 sessions from 7pm - 8pm on Mondays   

June 2014
Monday 2'nd - ( START )
Monday 9'th
Monday 16'th
Monday 23'rd
Monday 30'th

July 2014
Monday 7'th
Monday 14'th
Tuesday 15'th - Assessment - 6.30 - 7.30pm
SEPT 2014
Monday 8'th - ( START )
Monday 15'th
Monday 22'nd
Monday 29'th
OCT 2014
Monday 6'th
Monday 13'th
Monday 20'th
Tuesday 21'st - Assessment - 6.30 - 7.30pm

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

NEW Main Event Leather Boxing Boots -

Main Event Leather Boxing Boots
4 Basilica house
334 Southend Road
SS11 8QS

Thursday, 3 April 2014

TICKETS available Next Week - DINNER SHOW - Friday 30th May 2014

We will have a very limited amount of tickets available next week for our final dinner show of the season.
The dinner show tickets will be on a strictly first come, first served basis..!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Tuesday  1st  April
Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium. 
Writtle Road,
Essex  CM1 3BL.
Anyone needing a lift, please contact Kippa this evening

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Billericay had 3 representitives in the Schoolboy National Semi-Finals today in London.

Alfie Despy boxed well against an unbeaten boxer from The Fairban Boxing Club  with Alfie coming close runner up on a points decision.

Rio Emmins boxed very well and was very unlucky to be on the wrong side of a split decision against one of Reptons finest boxers. We would hope that there can be a rematch after the championships are finished.

Bobby Caton also boxed well against another one of Reptons finest and unbeaten boys, Bobby was always in the bout until missing out on a points decision.

All 3 boxers conducted themselves with dignity after the decisions were announced and are a credit to themselves.

Thanks to Jim and Les who have been out to all the schoolboy shows and done many extra nights at gyms home and away throughout the schoolboy campaign.

Thanks to the parents for their support - The boys done their best, but all have much more to give as they grow in experience.

The Club were the last in Essex to be boxing this deep in the championships and to have 3 through to a National Semi Final is pretty exceptional.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Well Done everyone that came along on Wednesday night to the gym in memory of Adam Hills.

We are proud to announce that we raised between us a staggering £440 that we have just sent over to The "Help Indie Smith" campaign. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Wednesday 26th March - Adam Hills Night

This Wednesday 26th March at The Billericay Boxing Club - ALL Billericay Boxers ( past and present ), Supporters of the Boxing Gym and friends of Adam Hills, please come along and show your support in our testimonial evening in the loving memory of Adam.  
ALL donations will be presented to the Help indie smith charity that The Boxing Club has pledged our support for this season in the name of Adam Hills. 
Please be in the gym by 7pm as we will be holding a one minute silence on our gym bell at 7pm, followed by a 90 minute drill just the way Adam would run the gym.