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Neasden ABC’s Youssef Khoumari wins boxer of the night gong

PUBLISHED: 14:30 17 March 2016

Neasden ABC'S Youssef Khoumari (right) and coach Xavier Miller

Neasden ABC'S Youssef Khoumari (right) and coach Xavier Miller

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Neasden ABC’s Youssef Khoumari came away from the Copenhagen vs London tournament with all the plaudits after being named best boxer on the night.

The 19-year-old, competing in the 29th bout of his amateur boxing career to date, put on an excellent display to win on points.

His Neasden ABC team-mate Delroy Dapaa was unfortunate to lose on a split decision – a verdict that was booed by the Danish crowd, with the majority believing the 25-year-old had edged the bout.

The duo met former Danish boxer and four-time super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler, who was working as a commentator on the night.

Head coaches Xavier Miller and Nicholas Prempeh gave their reaction to the Times, saying: “We’re immensely proud of both our boxers. They fought tremendously hard and were a credit to our boxing club.”

Miller added: “It was an amazing achievement for Youssef to not only win his bout, but to receive the best boxer of the night accolade. He’s come a long way and keeps on improving.”

Miller was part of the London coaching team for the second time alongside Mark Reigate, head coach of Fitzroy Lodge ABC.

- Neasden ABC have a variety of classes and programmes designed to help youngsters.

The junior club offers non-contact boxing and fitness activities, while the youth classes offers boxing fitness with the opportunity to advance to the senior group at the age of 18.

The senior classes offer all participants the opportunity to develop through the amateur boxing programme, while teaching members the importance of fitness, diet, motivation, dedication and personal goals. Contact Xavier Miller on 07961 538 830 or Nicholas Prempeh on 07498 736 955 for more information about any of these programmes.

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