Team Wiseman on title charge

Team Wiseman's Mark Chamberlain. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs

Team Wiseman's Mark Chamberlain. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs

Dave Birmingham, left, v David Miko. Picture: Neil Marshall

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TEAM WISEMAN are gearing up for a blanket assault on the England Boxing Junior Championships.

The Wecock outfit have five boxers through to the latest round of the competition.

And the club’s head coach, Daron Wiseman, is tipping one of his talents to go all the way in the national event.

That’s after enjoying plenty of success as they got their campaign under way in the county round at Gosport last weekend.

Mark Chamberlain and Jason Stanley were both unanimous winners, delivering impressive displays in entertaining contests.

Stanley overcame Leigh Park’s Jack Rothwell at 48kg in their match-up, which pleased the crowd.

The 14-year-old boxed to instruction and executed his team’s game to the letter.

And there was more joy as former national finalist Chamberlain also picked up a victory.

Chamberlain was too good for Heart of Portsmouth’s Billy Cable in another decent tussle.

Both boxers showed their experience with Cable starting strongly, before Chamberlain came on strong at 54kg.

Wiseman believes Chamberlain has what it takes to go a long way in the competition.

He said: ‘We had two lads box and they both performed really well.

‘Jason was in a brilliant match-up involving two decent, experienced boys.

‘It was a good bout but Jason’s little bit of extra experience shone through.

‘We did our homework and he followed the plan.

‘Jason is knuckling down and is on a good winning run now.

‘Mark was in a good, skilful bout with Billy, who came to win.

‘They both showed their ability but Mark has also been powerful.

‘Billy started well but Mark then was able to pick him off.

‘Mark has been to the final and quarter-finals before.

‘We think he can go a long way and this can be third-time lucky.’

The inter-county round of the competition is up next for a quintet of Team Wiseman boxers.

They take on Surrey tomorrow in south London aiming for more success.

On top of Chamberlain and Stanley, Team Wiseman will be sending Lenny Chester (40kg), Bailey Chester (43kg) and Lewis Dentith (63kg) into action after they had walkovers last weekend.

Wiseman explained it’s a busy time for the club and the number of boxers involved is reward for the work being put in by coaches and boxers alike.

But Team Wiseman are still without a permanent base and are often forced to train on the streets around Wecock.

Wiseman added: ‘We have a lot of boxers involved so we’re hoping for some good results tomorrow.

‘It’s going really well for us at the moment.

‘We have another four boxers going in the championships next month as well.

‘We have 15 carded boxers and coaches with the qualifications on top of that. We’re expanding and growing all of the time.

‘We are still at the same community centre and doing stuff out on the streets where we live.

‘But it’s not holding us back and we are still doing well.’

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