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Boxing: Fairbairn youngsters impress

PUBLISHED: 08:11 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:11 30 January 2018

Fairbairn's Joshua Gustave won his latest bout at East Ham WMC

Fairbairn's Joshua Gustave won his latest bout at East Ham WMC

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Fairbairn Boxing Club had their share of success on a 14-bout bill at the East Ham Working Men’s Club on Friday.

Kye Basi met Stonebridge’s Vincente Antunes in a skills contest to open the show, with both youngsters impressing.

Musa Sheikh then had a great contest with Callum Napica (Repton) as the two 11-year-olds showed skill beyond their years at 32kg and took a points win.

Mobeen Hussain beat Tariq Bello (East London) on points in another exciting contest, while debutant Priyash Anyartham defeated Sam Campbell (Harwich) on points after boxing very well.

Fatjon Golan also boxed really well and deservedly beat Chijoke Amenie (Double Jab) on points, with both boxers giving their all, but Gary Hause was edged out by Francis Clifford (Double Jab) in their 86kg encounter.

The two produced a good old-fashioned contest, with neither wanting to give ground to the other and exchanging blows, before Clifford took a split verdict.

Joshua Gustave boxed on the Fight for Peace show on Saturday in the quarter-finals of the London Intermediate championships.

And his contest with Repton’s Albie Warner turned out to be a great bout, as Gustave won the first round in fine fashion.

Warner rallied in the second and third rounds, to make the Fairbairn hopeful work for every second in every round.

And Gustave was named as the winner on points to the delight of an appreciative crowd, who were on their applauding both combatants after a thrilling battle.

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