South west London got there Novice championships off and running with the first round staged at the Earlsfield Gymnasium last Saturday night, only two finals were contested with the light heavy class A final between Earlsfield's Abdi Omar and Balham's Lee Boney being the highlight, Omar pushed Boney back from the opening bell looking for an early finish,however Boney took Omar's best shots and came back strongly towards the end of the round, the second started fast and furious with both boxers trying to get the upper hand, neither was prepared to take a step back and this led to some holding and wrestling while the quality boxing took a back seat, the third round started messily but as the Balham man began to tire so Omar took control with the jab to take a unanimous points win and the title.
Robert Garvey started the season with a win against Haringey puncher kingsley Okolie, Robert took control from the start slipping out of range and picking off Okolie at will to build up a healthy lead at the end of the first round. Okolie started the second round well and didn't allow Garvey the room to get his jab off, a thunderous left hook had Garvey shaken but not stirred as he glided out of range before Okolie could land again, the third round saw Garvey assume control once again and there could be no question as Garvey was declared a unanimous winner at the final bell.Omar Augustine got back to winning ways with a hard fought victory against Aiden Atkinson of Turners boxing Academy, Atkinson tried to use his height to keep Augustine at range but the Earlsfield boxer was far too aggressive and pushed on past the Atkinson jab to land his own combinations, Augustine was sometimes too eager to get close to his opponent and this meant the contest did get a little messy as it progressed, however there was no doubt that Augustine had deserved the win and this was confirmed by the judges scorecards.
Lee Boylan following in elder brother Ricky's footsteps had his first contest for Earlsfield, sadly it was not a winning debut as he lost on points after three keenly contested rounds to the more experienced D Rushton representing the Hooks ABC.
Billy Sparrowhawk returned to the ring in an Earlsfield vest after over two years out but couldnt make it a winning return going down on points to Liam kennedy from the world famous Fitzroy lodge while Charlie james had his fourth outing for the club but found Hooks ABC's Declan Mcdonagh too hot to handle and the judges awarded the Hooks man the win.