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Brent Olympic boxing hopeful to compete in London Elites

PUBLISHED: 17:21 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:21 09 March 2017

Maison Smith (second left) will be competing at the tournament, backed by Cllr Van Kalwala (second right). (Photo: Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala)

Maison Smith (second left) will be competing at the tournament, backed by Cllr Van Kalwala (second right). (Photo: Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala)

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Young fighters from across the capital will compete in the London Elite Boxing Championships at Harrow Leisure Centre on March 30.

Taking part in this year’s event is Kingsbury boxer Maison Smith who was recently picked by Team GB for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic trials.

The 20-year-old super lightweight is now hoping to add a London title to his roll of boxing honours.

He said: “I’ve been training hard and I feel in good shape. I’m looking forward to the London Elites which I know I can win with the right preparation.”

Traditionally one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the boxing calendar the tournament dates back to the mid-1800s.

Previous winners include a host of British boxing stars including current IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno and Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams.

This year’s event will be supported by Careys Foundation, the registered charity of the Wembley-based Carey Group.

Denis Deacy, Carey Group Managing Director, said: “Careys Foundation is delighted to sponsor the London Elite Boxing Championship and be part of an event that is steeped in history.

“We wish all the competitors at Byron Hall the best of luck on the night.”

Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala, who is also supporting the event, added: “I am delighted to be working with Careys Foundation and London Boxing to give our young people an opportunity to become the best in London and represent our great borough.”

The boxers will touch gloves at 7pm on March 30. For more information visit www.londonboxing.com

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