Clean and accurate shots seals points win for Kent

Lucy Kent
Lucy Kent

The University of Brighton Boxing Club and AASE academy had a number of good results at their latest event in front of a large crowd of 250 supporters.

University of Brighton light-welterweight boxer, Lucy Kent, won an unbelievable bout against Rachael Haddow of Portsmouth University. Both girls showed massive hearts and courage in a fight where both competitors never stopped throwing leather.

Kent won the decision on points with her cleaner, more accurate shots.

Club President, Adrianne Phebey, also a light-welterweight, fought Heidi Redman of Tamar ABC from Cornwall. Phebey pipped a majority verdict, which could have gone either way, in a performance that displayed her maturity and class against a strong opponent.

Shaffique ‘Uganda’ Ssenkumba was outworked by Tadi Akinbiyi from Runnymede (Chertsey) in a high powered, aggressive battle. Akinbiyi, with the better engine, took the win on points.

There were also three AASE Boxing Academy boxers in action for their club; Alfie Haven (Ockley ABC), Jacob Potts (Felbridge ABC) and Kashim Cooper (Ryde ABC - Isle of Wight).

Haven and Potts both took well earned points victories, but Cooper was defeated after a stoppage in the third round despite a fantastic start.

Adam Hanniver, club coach, said, “I am very proud of the boxers. They all were lion-hearts with added class thrown in.

“I am reluctant to single anyone out, but Lucy Kent boxed with intensity and courage and deserved her victory immensely - I haven’t seen a crowd go so wild in a long time!”

Hanniver thanked the ‘electric’ support and has encouraged more people to get down to the next event.

The club’s next home show is in Greynore restaurant on Darley Road, Meads on January 31.