Leigh Park Boxing Club’s John-Henry Keet claims Junior Southern  Counties title

Leigh Park Boxing Club have produced their first Southern Counties champion since Billy Bessey took over as owner.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 10:34 am
From left - Billy Bessey, John-Henry Keet and Rob Ford

John-Henry Keet, 14, won a points verdict after three rounds against Liam Dunne (Odyssey Boxing Club, Ashford, Middlesex) in the Junior Southern Counties Under-62kg category final in Brighton.

Keet now travels to Bristol to face local boxer Teo Miles (Barton Hill BC) in the national quarter-finals.

Another victory would take him to Newcastle the following weekend, where the national semi-final and final are due to be staged on successive days.

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Keet is trained by Leigh Park head coach Rob Ford, and Bessey said: ‘We’re all really excited about John-Henry’s win - it’s a big thing for a club like ours.

‘Everyone’s buzzing about it.’