Boxing club celebrates a successful season
More than 60 certificates and medals were presented to junior boxers as Sudbury ABC celebrated another successful season with an awards day at Sudbury Rugby Club.
Among the big winners were senior Jimmy Fell, who won the end-of-year Senior Superstars gym competition and The Taffy Hodgson Cup for Fight of The Year for his epic tussle with Ben Evans of Lowestoft.
Jake Sumner took the award for Best Senior Boxer, Most Stylish Senior and Best Performance in the ABA’s, where he dipped out to Commonwealth Champion and European silver medallist Mo Harris Akbar in the semi-finals. He also picked up joint second in the Senior Superstars competition.
Jack Wiffen took Best Junior Boxer and The Steve Mann Shield for Outstanding Achievement after reaching the final of the Monkstown Box Cup to lose out on a very close decision that could have gone his way on another day to four-time national Irish champion and European schoolboy silver medallist Steven Cairns.
He also took the Tom Promorey Cup for most potential and picked up Boxers’ Boxer as voted by fellow club members.
Joe Marsh took Most Stylish Junior and Most Improved Boxer as well as picking up joint second in the Superstars competition with jake Sumner.
In the junior section, Nick Judge took first in the Juniors Superstars and Best Boy, while eight-year-old Kieron Ranson took Best Uncarded Boxer.
Callumn Hardy took the Junior Beginners Superstars title and 14-year-old Kie Bryan took Best Newcomer.
Victoria Tapp took the trophy for Most Commendable Home Performance. Tapp, who has Aspergers Syndrome, put in a stellar performance to win her contest against a young fighter from Castle, Colchester.
FULL AWARD WINNERS: Junior Beginners Superstars: 1st Callum Hardy, 2nd Maisey Wiffen, 3rd Max Doyle; Junior Superstars: 1st Nick Judge; 2nd Max Herbet; 3rd Arron Mayhew: Senior Superstars: 1st Jimmy Fell; 2nd Jake Sumner/Joe Marsh; 3rd Luke Abbott; Best Attendance: Kray Moore; Most Improved Junior: Ronnie Emmins; Best Uncarded Boxer: Noah Ranson; Best Newcomer: Kie Bryan;
Club Personality- Rubie East; Sportsman of The Year: Arron Mayhew; Best Boy In The Gym: Nick Judge; Best Junior: Jack Wiffen; Most Stylish Junior: Joe Marsh; Best Senior: Jake Sumner; Best Non-winning Performance: Jack Carrington; Most Stylish Senior: Jake Sumner; Best Performance in ABA’s: Jake Sumner; Best Fight: Jimmy Fell; Best Boxer Open Show Decmeber 2015: Jake Carrington; Best Boxer Open Show March 2016: Rubie East; Best Boxer Open Show May 2016: Noah Ranson; Most Commendable Home Performance: Vicky Tapp; Most Improved Boxer: Joe Marsh; Most Potential: Jack wiffen; Boxers’ Boxer: Jack Wiffen.