Hooks boy beats Prince to reach national semi-finals
PUBLISHED: 12:50 14 November 2012
Hooks ABC youngster Sean Robinson is just one step away from a place in the NACYP finals after outpointing George Prince (Hornchurch) on Saturday.
Robinson took a unanimous decision following a lively Class B under-63kg quarter-final clash at Harlow, and will now travel to Bridgend, Wales, to box in the last four on the weekend of November 24/25.
The Hooks boxer started strongly, throwing the backhand and hook to good effect, but left himself open to the counter-attack as Prince fought back in the second round.
Robinson regained control in the final round, however, following up a right-hander with the left hook and rocking Prince, who took a standing count and was unable to find a response.
Hooks trainer Steve Newland said: “It was a big performance from Sean – he landed big shots and really hurt the kid. He looked strong, but I want him to be sharp as well.
“If you’re not getting caught, you can’t lose. I don’t think Sean’s going to get a better chance of winning the title than this.”
Hooks will be fielding four hopefuls in the women’s London ABA Championships this Saturday, with Debbie Tyrell, Michelle Ward and Marci Capasa joined by Juta Vejina, a recent arrival from the Oakmead club in Bournemouth.