24/09/16 Inter County Rounds Development Championships

On Saturday Ashford boxing Club travelled to Gosport ABC, who hosted the inter county rounds, of the Southern counties national developments championships. With Ashford boxers Jack Ewbank and Charlie Smith.

1st to box Jack Ewbank 69kg v Will Whitehorn 69kg of Guilford ABC. Round 1 Whitehorn tried to out reach Ewbank with his slapping shots, but the Ashford boxer slipped effectively and got straight to work behind his jab, then hooking lefts to the body. Then shipping attacks back to the head with both hands. Comfortably winning the first round.

The 2nd round saw the Ashford boxer cheekily lead off with his right hand, followed by digging left hooks to the body. Ewbank also put together good 2 and three punch combinations with clever footwork, to catch Whitehorn and the referee administrating an 8 count. The Crawley boxer gamely tried to fight back, but the Ashford boxer was to sharp for his opponent. Shipping punches to both head and body.

In the 3rd and final round, Ewbank was comfortably working with his combinations and delivering hurtful body shots against Whitehorn who was now feeling the pace. At the end of the final round. Jack had firmly placed himself in the Southern counties final with a unanimous points win.

Second to box Ashford’s Charlie Smith 60kg v Emmanuel Ally 60kg of Crawley ABC. Charlie started the contest well behind his jab. Rather than his usual aggressive all out style. He followed his jabs with solid punches to head and body. A part from the occasional successful jab, the Crawley boxer just seemed to be out of timing with his punches. This worked in Charlie’s favour, allowing him to move in and out. Picking his shots nicely.

Round 2, the Crawley boxer stepped up his pace, trying to mix it with the Ashford boxer. Smith though stuck to the game plan, using aggressive punches off his good head movement making it harder for Ally to connect.

In the 3rd and final round, both boxers came out strong and having their fair share of success in the first minute. The Ashford boxer kept his composure and started throwing hard overhand rights off his jab. followed by hard body blows. This continued throughout the rest of the round. Charlie’s display of good controlled yet strong boxing, earned him a place in the Southern counties final by way of a unanimous points victory.

This was Charlie Smith’s first ever 3×3 minute rounds in the category (B) development championships. Who now joins Jack Ewbank, Jez Achong and junior boxer Eric Swan in the Southern counties finals. Being held at Golden Ring Gym, Evenlode Road, Millbrook, Southampton. SO16 9FX. W/in 10am to 12noon. Boxing 12.30.

Inter County Champions Jack Ewbank & Charlie Smith

Inter County Champions
Jack Ewbank & Charlie Smith

16th/17th Kent Championships 2016

On Friday 16th September, Ashford boxers Jack Ewbank(69kg) and Jez Achong(75kg) had to box in the divisional box off’s, of the National Development Championships. First to box was Jez Achong and making his debut in the championships. Against Canterbury ABC’s Max Olive. Achong came out strong and fast in his debut from the off. Catching his opponent with some telling blows, leading the referee to administer an 8 count. M. Olive fought gamely back, only to receive a second standing count. The on slaught continued, but Oliver fought on bravely to the end of the round. In the 2nd round Jez was instructed by his corner to settle down and work off his jab more. He did this to good effect, resulting in securing his place in the Kent finals with a second round TKO.

Second to box Ashford’s Jack Ewbank(69kg)this is Jack’s second venture in the championships and was drawn against Canterbury ABC’s Rohullah Abasi. This was a very close bout from start to finish, with Jack taking the lead in the first round. But the Canterbury boxer worked well in the second round landing some nice left hooks. Jack was instructed from coach Andy Wilford to push hard in the last round. Jack worked both head and body to good effect, whilst the Canterbury boxer did not let the Ashford boxer have it all his own way. Resulting the Ashford boxer taking the bout by way of split decision.

Semi-final Winners

Semi-final Winners Jez & Jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday 17th of September, Ashford boxers Jack Ewbank and Jez Achong boxed a second day in a row in the Kent Novice Development Championship Kent finals, at Rumbles Boxing Academe Sittingbourne Kent.

First to box, Ashford Jack Ewbank(69kg) and last years Champion against Tunbridge ABC’s Matthew Tasker. Jack gave away height and reach, but box effectively throughout all three rounds. Showing a good display of boxing both offensively and defensively, resulting in a unanimous points victory.

In his first ever Kent final, Ashford’s Jez Achong(75kg) was up against Creekside’s tough and durable boxer Alex Cole. The Ashford boxer started hard and strong, but was met by the very tough competitor. Who made Jez work for every round and caught the Ashford man with some solid left hooks in the exchanges. Jez was encouraged to use his jab more from the end of the first round, by coach Dennis Jarvis and to dig deep. Both boxers fought hard to the final bell. With the Ashford boxer winning his first title by way of unanimous decision, and in a very tough final. With both boxers receiving a show of applause from an appreciative crowd, for there efforts.

Kent Champions  Jack Ewbank & Jez Achong.

Kent Champions
Jack Ewbank & Jez Achong.