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Earlsfield top London club with 3 champions!

Sun, 11/03/2012

Earlsfield took the honour of top club in london when they returned from the senior ABA london finals held in croydon with 3 champions.
Louis Adolphe led the way with two pulsating victories in which he both infuriated and wowed his fans alike, Louis's semifinal opponent Mickey O'Rourke (Dale Youth ABC)had boxed 3 times to win the NW divisional title and was in no mood to give up his dream of becoming London champion and started strongly cutting down the ring to limit Adolphe's use of the jab which was scoring well in the opening round, as the contest entered the second round Adolphe was able to work well at range crashing straight right hands through O'Rourkes high guard to leave the Dale boxer searching for a knockout in the final session, O'Rourke pressed hard in the third looking for the big shot but Adolphe moved well and when he did sit back on the ropes he fired back relentlessly to take a 40:23 points victory.Tommy Horgan (Nemesis ABC) had beaten the much fancied Sam Mcness (Repton) to reach the final and both boxers gave there all in a bloody encounter, Adolphe started fast and landed his jab at will to leave Horgan bleeding badly from the nose at the end of the first, Horgan worked hard during the second round to gain a foothold in the bout and as the contest entered the last it was Adolphe's fans on there feet as the Earlsfield boxer dominated with the jab, Horgan pushed forward bleeding badly from the nose looking for victory, Adolphe dropped his hands and played to the crowd as the shots rained down from Horgan in his desperate bid to take the title but to no avail as the Light welterwieght title was awarded to Adolphe by a score of 42:18.

Kirk Garvey also had to box twice to win the Light heavyweight title, Tom Finnegan (Bexley ABC) failed to make it through the first round of there semifinal as Gravey landed big hooks to bring about a standing count, Finnegan regained his composure but Garvey steamed forward and another heavy combination forced the referee to stop the contest. kirk faced Simon Lewis (Repton) in the final with Lewis not needing to box a semifinal he was fresh and came racing out at the first bell of the final scoring and moving before closing the gap and not allowing Garvey to work, Lewis continued to frustrate Garvey during the second and concern was high amongst the Garvey corner and supporters alike, as the bell sounded for the start of the third Garvey started strongly but again Lewis continued to smother and spoil and the title looked like it was slipping away from the Earlsfield man, a pause in the action while Lewis was warned for repeatedly holding saw Garvey gather himself for the final minute of the round, with the crowd roaring him on he finally found the range and unloaded repeatedly to turn the contest in his favour and take the Light Heavyweight title with a 15:11 points victory.

Joseph Joyce wrapped up his first Senior ABA london title with a first round victory over Wole Adesemoye (Dale Youth ABC), Joseph had to soak up some big shots as Adesemoye came out strongly trying to overwhelm the Earlsfield boxer but Joyce started to find his range and after landing some heavy looking jabs and hurtful combinations Adesemoye began to slow down, another barrage from Joyce brought about a standing count and with the boxers ready to commence battle the Dale Youth corner threw the towel in to leave Joyce the champion.

Earlsfield also felt the bitter taste of defeat at this years London finals with none more so than the very unfortunate Luqman Patel who contested the light flyweight title against Jack Mallik(West ham). The first two rounds were even and there looked little to separate them as the contest went in to the final session. Patel moved well and looked like he was scoring significantly with Mallik trying to land powerful shots to slow Patel down, both boxers gave there all and Patel and his supporters looked dumbfounded as the decision went the other way with the scores even at 26:26 and Mallik getting it on a countback score 46:40.
Middleweight challenger Robert Garvey looked well in control after the first round of his semifinal with Aarron Morgan(islington) when thirty seconds in to the second round Morgan produced a right hand from nowhere to drop Garvey, Robert was up in good time but the referee decided to halt the bout in favour of Morgan.
Aarron Carter also lost out at the semifinal stage, going down 18:7 to Joshua Ejakapovie (Lynn AC).

The three triumphant Earlsfield boxers will now meet the champions of the Southern counties at Feltham on saturday 17/03/2012.