15 Year-Old Ciara Is England Junior Boxing Champion

Ciara Hodnett (Wildcard) defeats Gilly Jean Newton-Westlake (Intense) to become the National Junior Champion (66kg)

Some fantastic results recently from Wildcard Amateur Boxing Club. Head coach Dom Hodnett tell us more

“15 year old Cowley teenager Ciara Hodnett fought for the Jnr 66kg title at the weekend. The Wildcard Warrior out gunned and outboxed her opponent from the start switching styles constantly to confuse her strong southpaw opponent. She almost forced a stoppage in the second round after a thunderous right hand left hook combination forced the ref to summon the ringside doctor to inspect the damage to opposing fighters nose. Ciara continued to dominate out work and out class her to get the win and lift the English Championship belt.”

“Ciara has also been selected to represent England in the Tri Nations. She has also secured a place on the England talent team alongside wildcard team mate Becky Unsworth who is an absolute sensation. All our boxers are flying high at the moment.”

“Heavy weight junior 16 yr old AndyBoy Smith who smashed his way to victory in the semi final Saturday evening in what was a bruising hard fought close 3 rounder. Andy’s heart that’s never been in questioned was tested to the limit with both boys unwilling to give an inch. As a fan these are the bouts that make the game with two warriors that fought every second of every round. Andy’s accuracy and cleaner sharper punching won out in the end to book him a place in the final next day. Andy fell just short of the mark Sunday in his final which was another war of who wants it more. A little battle weary from the previous fight Andy fought with the heart of a lion but it just wasn’t enough losing on points to a worthy lad from the N.Eeast.”

“They say success breeds success, their victories follow last month’s older youth championships which saw England Novice champ Becky Unsworth in the open Final, Jack McNamara in the Quarter and Adam Carberry in the pre quarter.”

“Aidy May lost a points decision in the quarter finals of the Jnr championships. Another cracking young talent for the future”

Two of sthelens finest female fighters
Jnr novice ABA Champ and Youth ABA finalist
Rebecca Unsworth left and newly crowned Jnr ABA champ and NABC FINALIST Ciara Hodnett

Main photo – Ciara Hodnett (Wildcard) defeats Gilly Jean Newton-Westlake (Intense) to become the National Junior Champion (66kg)

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