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Islington Boxing Club’s Fab Four Amy Andrew, Byron Cox, Borys Feldman and Tommy

Islington Boxing Club’s Fab Four Amy Andrew, Byron Cox, Borys Feldman and Tommy Kavulu

Published: 2 December, 2016
by STEVE BARNETT

FOUR fighters from Islington Boxing Club stepped between the ropes for a hard-hitting away-day on Saturday when they took on a tough team from Jersey Leonis ABC at the Radisson Blu Hotel. 

The opening bout of the night saw Byron Cox make a dream debut for Islington against Alex Power in an enthralling 58kgs contest. 

Cox pressed and pressured his opponent throughout the three rounds and carefully picked his punches to gain a convincing victory. 

Club-mate Tommy Kavulu was next in the ring as he squared up against Harry Bertram in the 68kgs division.

Despite coming out on top in the second round, the Islington man failed to recover from the slow start he made in the first round and the decision went unanimously in favour of his opponent. 

Going into the third contest both Islington Boxing Club and hosts Jersey Leonis ABC were level at one win apiece. 

Competing at Under-69kgs, Borys “The Split” Feldman might need a new nickname after beating Nick Carpenter to give Islington a 2-1 lead on the night. The welterweight earnt his moniker off his club coaches after winning nine of his opening 11 bouts so far via a split decision.  

On Saturday, however, Feldman claimed victory by way of a un­animous verdict after putting in a masterful display of his ringcraft – dominating off the front foot and moving and slipping with great speed to make it hard for his opponent to catch him. 

With the overall result hanging in the balance, Amy Andrew was last in the ring as she competed at 57kgs. 

After what the judges saw as the closest-fought contest of the night, it was Andrew who was awarded the win via a split decision at the end of four energy-sapping. engrossing two-minute rounds. 

Club manager Reggie Hagland said afterwards: “It was a wonderful experience for our boxers, the hospitality from the Jersey team was excell­ent and hopefully we are able to take part in more con­tests in the Channel island in the near future.” 

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