Sudbury Amateur Boxing Club reflected on a successful past season by holding their annual presentation evening attended by more than 100 people.
Professional and former club member Billy Bird was on hand to present certificates and medals to all members ranging from seven to 25 years old, including six female boxers, two of whom were among the main award winners.
The first award went to 10-year-old Kray Moore for best attendance, before Jack Wiffen was handed the best junior award following an impressive year that included reaching the final of the Monkstown Box Cup final and semi-finals of the ABA Schoolboy semi-finals.
Joe Marsh received the most improved junior award, Charlie Attridge picked up the most stylish junior award and Ronnie Emmins the club personality award.
Ruby East scooped the best newcomer accolade after a promising first season while stylish southpaw Nick Judge was named the best undercard boxer.
Arron Mayhew was named most improved boxer, with 13-year-old Jake Carrington being picked as the best home performance following his display in the club’s April show.
George Dennis overcame a mixed season to receive both the sports man of the year award and best home boxer, while 17-year-old Jake Summer took home the best home boxer from the club’s January show and most commendable home performance from the June show. Denni also featured in the Eastern Counties Youth final, suffering a close defeat.
There was joy for Jasper Boydell, who was named best senior boxer and most stylish senior. In his first year as a senior, Boydell finished well with two solid wins against very good opponents. As ever the technician, he continued where he left off after winning the most stylish junior for the last four years.
Best fight of the year went to Charlie Haggerty for his epic encounter against Chalvedon’s Nick Tipler, while the best losing performance award was taken home by Terry Clark after losing the closest of points decisions to an Essex University boxer.