Jack lands semi-final spot with solid show

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Sudbury Amateur Boxing Club’s Jack Wiffen delivered another solid performance to book his place in the England Boxing Schoolboy Championship semi-finals, set to take place in Bristol on Sunday.

Wiffen scored a unanimous points victory over Kurt Lee of Hoddesdon Boxing Academy in King’s Lynn on Saturday, setting up a clash with David Tierney of the Repton Boxing Club in Bethnal Green.

Dominating all three rounds, he knocked down Lee in the opening 30 seconds.

Coach Neil Anderson said he is ‘chuffed’ with the Thomas Gainsborough School pupil, who boxes in the Class A (born 2002) under-40kg category and joined the club three years ago.

“He has done so well,” he said. “He has worked so hard.

“He does his training, and his running, and he listens. He is bang-on his weight and he has done everything that has been asked of him. He is a credit to the club, he really is a good boy.

“He has had 12 fights and won 10, but don’t get me wrong, the next one is tough.

“It will be 50/50. They both have exactly the same records.

“They (Repton Boxing Club) have had the most schoolboy champions in the country; they turned out Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison and we are a little boxing club in a market town.

“Jack has a chance. He keeps improving all the time and if he holds it together on the day he could do it.”