English Minors Champions Ollie Fenton and Harry Brown

English Minors Champions Ollie Fenton and Harry Brown

Harry “Bomber” Brown and Ollie “Fast Hands” Fenton (St Edmunds School) sensationally lifted there National 2014 titles in grand style in Manchester on Saturday 12th April 2014.

Brown took on Coan Gildart (Leigh Boxing Club) after three hard fought rounds, Brown won on a split decision of the judges. Coach Kapnisi knew this bout was always going to be tough on paper but was pleased Brown boxed to instructions and gave a championships performance to win his national title. 

Oliver “Fast Hands” Fenton also put in a championship performance against Amid Khan (Hamer Boxing Club).  Fenton put his opponent under pressure with the feet from the bell, controlling the centre of the ring and countering his southpaw opponent with rear hands and lead hooks.  Fenton increases the tempo each round to lift his national crown.

Brian Featherstone, Matt Fenton, Colin Brown, Paul Kapnisi  Oliver "Fast Hands" Fenton & Harry "Bomber" Brown

Brian Featherstone, Matt Fenton, Colin Brown, Paul Kapnisi
Oliver “Fast Hands” Fenton & Harry “Bomber” Brown

Head Coach of the junior coaches Paul Kapnisi – commented both boxers gave there all, they stuck to the game plan and boxed to instructions very well.  All there hard work in the gym over the summer and this season has paid diffidence in there fitness, strength and technical ability.

Head Coach of HOP “Q” Shillingford  – said I remember Harry Brown and Ollie Fenton when they first started at HOP over 5 yrs ago as 8 yr olds, doing the GB Boxing Awards programme.  To see them reach the top and win national titles is very rewarding – The HOP Junior’s coaching team have done a great job in preparing the boxers. Head Coach – Paul Kapnisi and his team has trained and developed both boxers very well, support coach Brian Featherstone and both the boxers dads – Colin Brown and Matt Fenton who do lots of voluntary coaching in the Boxing Academy, with junior boxers and also run the senior beginner sessions.  The club is very proud of the whole team and thank then for all there hard work.