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Boxing: Powerday Hooks duo chase national titles

PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 28 November 2018

Powerday Hooks duo Patrice Mughalzai and Tidy O'Donnell celebrate their wins in the NABGC Championships with Ron Boddy and Steve Newland

Powerday Hooks duo Patrice Mughalzai and Tidy O'Donnell celebrate their wins in the NABGC Championships with Ron Boddy and Steve Newland

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Powerday Hooks ABC will see two of their fighters go for glory at the National Association of Boys’ & Girls’ Club Championship finals in Yorkshire on Saturday.

Tidy O’Donnell booked his place in the 60kg final at Bridlington with a superb display against Harry Roberts (Maelor ABC).

Three-time national champion and European bronze medalist O’Donnell forced his rival to take a standing eight count in the second round, using his accuracy and speed of punch for a unanimous points win.

And he will be joined in Yorkshire by two-time national champion and fellow England international Patrice Mughalzai, who got a bye for second week running, while assistant coach Obi Ekbunike makes his professional debut at York Hall on Friday.

Coach Steve Newland said: “To have Tidy and Patrice boxing in their fifth national final is a tribute to their talent and an honour for Powerday Hooks. And everyone wishes Obi every success with his pro career on another big weekend for the club.”

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