Successful night for St Albans Boxing club capped by Christian Bozia victory

PUBLISHED: 11:40 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 10 May 2017

St Albans Boxing Club's Christian Bozia has his hand raised after victory over S Devlin of Kettering.

St Albans Boxing Club's Christian Bozia has his hand raised after victory over S Devlin of Kettering.

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Over 200 people attended an exciting show held by St Albans & London Colney Boxing Club at Sandridge’s Spencer Hall.

St Albans Boxing Club's Moses Mabote (blue).St Albans Boxing Club's Moses Mabote (blue).

The night saw 11 three-round bouts, with fighters ranging from junior lightweights to senior heavyweights.

Christian Bozzia took the plaudits for the host club, with an impeccable display of boxing.

He opened the show with a unanimous decision victory against S Devlin of Kettering.

Other home fighters were not so lucky however.

St Albans Boxing Club's Christian Bozia (blue) picked up the win against S Devlin of Kettering.St Albans Boxing Club's Christian Bozia (blue) picked up the win against S Devlin of Kettering.

Taylor McCarthy put in a non-stop attacking performance but bravely lost to J C Walsh of Finchley, a more seasoned opponent who at 16 was two years older than the Saints man.

Senior fighter Moses Mabote, often the star with his entertaining displays, lost to O McIntosh of Hanwell following an explosive bout as always.

There were plenty of other clubs in attendance with Hemel Hempstead, South Oxhey, Epping, Dale Youth, Sandy, Marston and Strick 06 all sending fighters.

Kevin Matthew, manager of the club, said: “St Albans Boxing Club are now a prominent force on the amateur scene, holding shows and constantly competing on the road thanks to the coaches and committee who give up their time week in week out strengthening every section to breed success.

St Albans Boxing Club's Taylor McCarthy (blue).St Albans Boxing Club's Taylor McCarthy (blue).

“With the help of other clubs, there was a great turn out of friends and family supporting their boxers and that helped swell the ticket sales on the door and raise much needed funds for our city’s boxing club.

“Other spectators who came along on the night thanked the club for a great evening and were keen to know of the next show.

“That will be the Jamie Hulse tribute show [a dinner evening] in October/November of this year.”

Matthew added: “A special mention needs to go to the CO-OP local community fund who raised over £1,500 for the club recently with its ‘mention as you buy’ scheme.

St Albans Boxing Club's Moses Mabote (blue).St Albans Boxing Club's Moses Mabote (blue).

“That was at local co-op branches.

“Also the 948 Sports Foundation who continue to support the club.”

The club is also on the lookout for any help it can get to improve facilities, coaching and travel to shows.

Any businesses or personal sponsors wishing to help the club and boxers should contact kevin@trustnetworks.co.uk

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