Boxers make semi-finals

Boxers make semi-finals

DEWSBURY is set to make its mark on the national boxing scene when four young local fighters travel to Portsmouth to take part in the semi-finals of the National Junior Championships which start on April 2.

The teenage boxers who have qualified for the semi-finals in their respective weight categories are Adeeb Ajmal, Amaar Akbar, Subhaan Mohammed and Moqeet Rehman.

Ajmal, boxing out of the KBW gym, is competing in the 78kg category and has received a bye in his semi-final. The youngster will be aiming to secure his first national title on Sunday April 3.

It is a tremendous achievement for Ajmal who has only fought three competitive bouts, and his opponent in the final is likely to be vastly more experienced.

Elsewhere, Warrior Breed Boxing Club’s Akbar is aiming to win his second national title.

He is in form, having secured impressive wins against Harry Fryer and Owen Rees to qualify for the finals.

Mohammed of KBW, who has previously reached the quarter-finals of the national championships, is also confident going into next weekend’s action having defeated Joe Armor on his way to the semi-final.

Rehman has been consistent all season putting in good performances notably against Sam Turner of Croxteth Boxing Club in Liverpool.

In a closely-fought encounter early on Rehman finished the stronger of the two and won by unanimous decision.

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