Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy (H.O.P) world class boxer Ebonie Jones put in another top performance in her rise to the top as she won a gold medal at the Female Nations Cup 2014 in Serbia.
Ebonie Jones travelled to the the English Institute of Sport, in Sheffield, the home of the GB Olympic Boxing team for two weekend training camps in prior preparation for the major International tournament.
The opposition was very tough as 48 countries came together with there nations champions to compete over a three day event.
Jones started her Female Nations Cup assault with a second round stoppage against Diana Tolegulkyzy from Kazaghstan.
After a very good first round a rear hand to the head in the second round sent the European counterpart reeling into the ropes, the eight second count allowed Tolegulkyzy a brief respite before jones unleashed a blistering combination which forced the referee to end the bout to save Tolegulkyzy from any further punishment.
In the Final Jones faced Russian champion anna Krasnoperova. Who was very experienced and had height reach and age advantage over the Portsmouth boxer. This did not phase jones to any means, as Jones used her effective footwork and fast hand speed as she switched from head to body as she dominated the Russian from the bell.
Heart of Portsmouth Head Coach – “Q” Shillingford said this is a great effort from Ebonie and the club, we were open all over Christmas and the boxers came in to spar Ebonie to ensure she was competition fit for her Elite world event.
Even when the gym was closed HOP Coach Colin Williams took Ebonie to Fitness First to ensure she could work on her fitness for the event.
As a double bonus Ebonie Jones who attends CharterAcademy in Portsmouth has passed all her exam grades to move forward in her education.
“Q” said – the whole club got behind Ebonie Jones to ensure she was ready for this event coaches and boxers – the HOP boxers Bailey Fowler, Joe Hunt, Harry Blick, Jack Fenton, Robbie Patterson are all around Ebonies weight category so she got some top hard sparring over the festive season. Ebonie Jones commitment and dedication can not be faltered. Jones deserves all that she gets; she is a great role model for the club, a well mannered and polite young person.
The H.O.P coaching team is very proud of Ebonie Jones and she is a great example of what can be achieved, if you put your mind to it. The club is delighted with Ebonies achievements.