AN amateur boxing team made up of some of the borough’s finest young talents made a barnstorming home debut last Saturday.
The Box Clever Amateur Boxing Club, coached by former British & WBU World Middleweight Champion, Wayne ‘Mad Dog’ Elcock, hosted a Graduation Day at CTC Kingshurst Academy.
The event was a resounding success, with Box Clever winning six of the ten bouts, in front of a sell-out crowd.
None of those watching were more proud than the Box Clever coach, who first developed the programme in 2009 in partnership with Solihull Council’s Neighbourhood Sports Programme.
Wayne Elcock said: “I’m so proud of my team for making the Box Clever Graduation Day such a success. They put on a real show and it’s testament to their dedication, discipline and talent that we came away with so many victories.”
Among the watching crowd was the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Hawkins, who said: “What a fantastic evening of boxing! Well done to everyone involved with the Box Clever team for putting on some superb bouts.”
Box Clever sessions currently run every week at North Solihull Sports Centre on Monday night and at Lode Heath School on Wednesdays. For more information, visit http://www.wayneelcocksboxcleverltd.com/.
l The results were as follows (Box Clever first): Charlie Kingsland won on points vs Joshua Lloyd; Elliott Hurley won on points vs Chad Dingley; Adam Gregory won on points vs Dillion Brasington; Asad Ali won on points vs Mark Edwards; Jay Snow lost on points vs Bradley Bethall; Heather Dilks won on points vs Laura Pagliaro; Ben Fincher vs Alfahyid Hafiz – non contest; Shannon Cooks won on points vs Nadine Sharma; Cameron O’Flaherty lost on points vs Jordan Lovell; Lee Coleman lost on points vs Brendan Ecob.