Billericay and Wickford Boxing Club met up at The Main Event Boxing Gym on Friday at 2.30pm to have a pre bout check weigh in, before making the 2 hour drive to Lowestoft with 3 of thier current Essex Junior Champions. Rio, Brandon and Harry.
The 3 lads were all on weight and arrived at the venue in Lowerstoft well on time for the official weigh in.
Brandon's opponent failed to show up.
Rio boxed on bout number 2 and the ref stopped the bout within 24 seconds of the 1st round.
Harry boxed an experienced and highly rated lad who was the Cambridgeshire Champion with Harry winning the bout on a 5 judge unanamous points decision.
Well done to all 3 lads, in the gym training hard and improving every session.
Another 3 more Eastern Counties Regional Champions.
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Starting FEB 2015 - Male and Female
OPEN Class Boxers born 1999 and 2000.
ENRTIES will be selected next week for Billericay & Wickford.
England Boxing has announced a series of changes to the national Junior Championship for boxers to reflect feedback from grassroots clubs and bring the format into line with international rules and regulations.
Under the changes, the Junior Championships will now consist of two separate tournaments run in parallel, the England Boxing Junior Championships and the England Boxing Junior Cadet Championships.
The England Boxing Junior Championship will be for boxers aged 14 and 15 (born between 1 January 1999 and 31 December 2000)
The categories from 46kg to 80+kg reflect the weight classes set-out by the International governing body, AIBA. Boxers that compete at these weights have the potential to compete internationally and will be eligible to participate in the England Boxing Talent Programme which is designed to give talented English boxers the best possible chance to maximise their potential and achieve international honours and success.
Boxers in the weight classes below 46kg do not have an international pathway, as these weight categories are not recognised by AIBA, however England Boxing is including them in the Junior Championships so that smaller boxers still have the opportunity to compete in a national competition.
The England Boxing Junior Cadet Championship is open to boxers aged 14 (born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2000) and has been designed to create a national competition opportunity for boxers of that age who do not yet possess the physical maturity to compete safely in the combined age group Junior Championship.
The Junior Cadet Championship will be held at the same weight classes as the Junior Championship and will not offer a pathway to international boxing or the England Talent Programme. Boxers can only enter one of the Junior Championship or the Junior Cadet Championship in a calendar year.
England Boxing Board Director and Chair of its Technical, Rules and Championships Sub -committee, Giorgio Brugnoli, explained: “The changes reflect both the feedback we have received from consulting with clubs and coaches on this issue and a requirement to bring competition structures in England into line with international rules so that the best Juniors from this country have the opportunity to progress to the international stage and compete in AIBA sanctioned competitions.
“By allowing smaller boxers to participate at 38-40kg, 42kg and 44kg and creating a Cadet Championship the changes are designed to be inclusive yet still protect the welfare of young boxers and give them the opportunity to participate in a national competition.
“The changes also empower club coaches and puts great faith in their judgement to make appropriate decisions about the development of their boxers and which competition they should enter them into based on their physical maturity and protecting their health and welfare.”
Billericay and Wickford Boxing Club's Joe Giles was invited by England Boxing to train at the Team GB Gym in Sheffield today, alongside the very best in the country, to be assessed for a possible England place in the near future.
Joe was also a National Junior ABA Finalist last season.
This season, the club has also already had a further 2 boxers make it to a National Final.
Please note - After the 1st week of opening at the new gym, we have had a look at the training and due to the numbers coming through the door ( that will only increase ) we have changed some of the class times as follows for the Competition Training Boxers -
Kids Boxing Academy Age 5 -8 .. Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm Non/Semi contact fun boxing lessons
Kids Boxing Academy Age 9 - 14 .. Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm ( Competition training ) being taught boxing skills and tested in our Level 1 and level 2 classes
NOW ON MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS ( not Tuesdays/Thursdays ). Once we have assessed and approved these kids to go into a competition class, they will be moved to the Development Squad back on a Tues/Thurs.
Kids Boxing Development Squad .. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm - 7.30pm For boxers that have completed the Academy Level 1 and Level 2 successfully, to train alongside the competition group
NOW 6pm - 7.30pm ( finishing off on a circuit with the Competition Squad ).
Competiton Training .. Tuesdays/Thursdays 6pm - 7.30pm and Sunday mornings 10.30am - 12noon For boxers between the age of 10 and 14 that are carded and compete in England boxing contests 6pm - 7.30pm - Sometimes, some of the older / heavier boxers can stay on to spar some of the Youths.
Competiton Training .. Tuesdays/Thursdays 7.30pm - 9pm and Sunday mornings 10.30am - 12noon for boxers between the age of 15 and 40 that are carded and compete in England boxing contests. We are concious that Seniors /Youths may struggle to get to the gym by 7pm, due to work commitments, so we are slightly more relaxed on Seniors arriving later as work comes first.
NEW START TIME - 7.30pm This group has been thinned out so the coachs will get more quality one-2-one time with the youths and seniors
Ladies Fitness Boxing Classes .. Monday and Wednesday 7pm - 8pm Trained by England Boxing Qualified Female Boxing Coach's. Come to a real Boxing Gym to be trained and pushed through some hard sessions, to help burn off plenty of calories whilst being taught self defence and getting fit.
Boxing Circuit and Fitness Classes .. Mondays and Wednesdays 8pm - 9pm Mixed Male and Female classes to get "boxing fit." A real hardcore session, burning off more calories in one of our sessions than any other boxercise style class elsewhere.
Veteran Technique Boxing Classes .. Wednesday nights 8pm - 9pm This class is designed for Veterans that would like to learn to box for fun and fitness alongside other people of a similar age.
A massisve thank you to everyone that has helped out at the new gym, so far. The gym is almost completely finished, we are up and running and ready to open from today.
We will plan a full open day in a few weeks, so we can officially thank all the contracters, helpers and volunteers publically, along with getting in a few local councillors and others that have worked for the Billericay and Wickford Amateur Boxing Club behind the scenes recently.
A quick shout for those that have been helping over the last 6 weeks...
Ryan Wood - Dave Swinburne - Geoff Martin-Smith - Noel JeanMarie - Sean Hasson - Gary Mcinerney - Rod Eaglesfield - Brad and Kev Cockett and team - Chris Cornwell - Corey Bohea - Richard Farrell and team - Richard Brickwood - James Hall-Galley and team - John Kelleher - Lee Gillam.
Fay Bohea, Terry and Hazel Beck and all the coaches. Thx Jodie and all the boxers that helped out.
If your name isn't here, let me know, it's been a long few weeks - Thx to everyone that has helped.