SOUTHERN COUNTIES honours are up for grabs tomorrow for the next generation of boxing talent.
A host of boxers from clubs across our communities will go in search of England Boxing Junior Championship success in Gosport.
The likes of Moneyfields and Stacey will be in action, along with healthy representation from Team Wiseman and Heart of Portsmouth.
Moneyfields’ Joe Butler takes on Guildford City’s Alfie Clegg at 42kg in class A, with his team-mate, Owen Hooper, tackling Maidstone Gurkha’s Robert Long at 75kg in class B.
Also in class B will be Stacey’s Jesse Madgwick, as he goes looking for victory against Woking’s Mohammad Hussain (57kg).
Team Wiseman are well represented, with Chester Bailey meeting Smallholdings’ Shiloh Defraitas at 40kg in class A.
His talented team-mate Mark Chamberlain looks for his second victory of the competition against Smallholdings’ Jake Thompson at 50kg.
Lewis Dentith walks over to the next stage at 60kg with another Team Wiseman boxer, Allah Mohammad, taking on Mole Valley’s Ben Smith at 63kg in class B.
Heart of Portsmouth are well stocked in the competition as ever, with six boxers hopeful of progressing.
Bailey Fowler, Jack Fenton, Walid Adenas, Tyler Hall, Billy Cable and Tom Ward as those involved.
In class A, Hall meets Rumbles’ Joseph Tindall at 46kg, with Fowler going up against St Mary’s Lewis Southgate at 48kg.
Cable takes on Guildford’s Mark Potter at 52kg, with Fenton tackling Sporting Ring’s Bobby Cole (54kg).
Guildford’s Billy King is the opponent at 57kg for Ward in a packed class A competition for HOP.
In class B, Adenas completes the club’s interest in the competition against Margate’s Paul Cummings (66kg).
HOP head coach Q Shillingford is delighted with the healthy participation for his outfit.
He said: ‘We will hope to have six boxing on Saturday.
‘To have that many looking to get through to the national quarter-finals is pleasing.’