National finals held at Grantham Leisure Centre.
Will Fethon boxed against Nathan Barrett of Powerday Hooks ABC.
Will was boxing a tall opponent whose game plan was to keep Will at range.
The first round was a close encounter and hard to score as not many shots landed.
The second was again close as neither boxer landed many scoring shots.
The last round Will tried to get inside and up his work rate, it was a frustrating fight, and Will’s opponent certainly threw more shots but few landed.
Will unfortunately lost a unanimous decision but all through these championships, he has performed brilliantly and should be very proud of his achievements reaching the final, he will learn from this and all the coaches have no doubt he will be there again in the future.
Maddie Gittens boxed Zara Atkinson of Kings Heath ABC.
The first round was a fast paced encounter set by Maddie’s opponent. She set off at a very fast tempo throwing combinations, but Maddie boxed intelligently covering up and replying with her own.
Second round was similar to the first but Maddie matched the pace and spotted her opponent starting to tire.
The third was the decider with Maddie producing a superb boxing lesson, showing true grit and good ring craft
Maddie won on a split decision which was truly deserved.
She now will go on to box for England in the tri nations later in the year in Wales.
All the coaches would like to say what a pleasure it has been taking these kids through the championships. It has shown the hard work and dedication the kids have put in. To come away with 5 Yorkshire champs and two national finalists is evidence alone, of how strong the talent is throughout the gym. We all believe we will have twice as many champions next year.
National Semi-Finals held at the Doncaster Dome
Lloyd kemp faced Bronton Crieghton from Darlington
The bout started out a cagey first round with Lloyd trying to work out and take away his opponents range, in the second round Lloyd landed more cleanly and edged the round, in both the coaches opinions it came down to the last round. Lloyd took it to his opponent who grabbed and spoiled his work. Unfortunately Lloyd lost a split decision
Will kemp boxed Louis Hamil from the King of Christ gym.
Will boxed superb in the first two rounds using his footwork and fast hands, in the last his opponent upped his tempo and Will was forced to exchange and mix it up. Will won a unanimous decision and moves onto the final next week with Maddie Gittens
Coaches Darren and Lynden said they were extremely proud of both performances and are sure both lads have a big future