Greg Bridet in actionHeart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy’s, South of England Boxing Champion Senior Heavyweight (91kg) star Greg Bridet sensationally KO his opponent Tom Gifford (Empire ABC) in the second round whilst competing in the National Senior Novice Semi Final (South) which was held on Sunday 4th December 2011 at Elmbridge, The Venue Forest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex.

Bridet win confirms his place in the Senior ABA Novice Class B (U20 bts) National Final 2011 Which will be taking place at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth on Saturday 10th December 2011.

Bridet will now take on one of the countries top boxing club star’s Russell Henshaw (Trinity ABC) who is unbeaten in 11 contests and last years Class A Champion.

Coaches Q Shillingford and Colin Williams with GregThe H.O.P camp is not phased by the opponent. Head coach of the HOP Senior boxers Colin Williams said; Bridet is in great shape, we have worked hard with him for the build up of these championships. Greg Bridett will give everything and more, we are all looking forward to the bout, especially Greg.

H.O.P Boss “Q” Shillingford said, Bridet preps for this event has been second to none, he has been all over the country sparring. His strength and conditioning programme in the summer (off season) has really paid off, as he is hitting faster and harder. Bridet has a tall order but as always will do his best for his club, Portsmouth, Hampshire & IOW and Southern Counties. Greg will have a tough bout in the final; he has already beaten top level boxer’s in the earlier stages of the championship and knows what he has to do. The HOP coaches will have him ready for his National Final assault. Greg is a very determined young man, with a lot to offer amateur boxing, his commitment and dedication towards his boxing and the Senior ABA National Novice Championship has been terrific and the H.O.P coaches are doing a great job with him. He has the bonus of boxing for the ABA Senior Novice National Title in Portsmouth, which is another feather in the cap for amateur boxing in the city of Portsmouth.

Monnie Fard in actionH.O.P are also celebrating another boxing success via female boxer Mondana Fard who made her HOP boxing debut by winning the quarter final stage of the female championships against Jennifer Lee (T A Army, London ABC). Monnie will now be competing in the National Female Semi finals on Sunday 11th December 2011 in Manchester.

“Q” said HOP are very proud on Monnie Fard, she joined us 5 months ago to lose weight after having her baby, since then Monnie has trained very hard and has lost 18 kilo’s (3 stone in body weight) to reach where she is now, which is a feat in itself. Monnie boxed very well on Sunday against a very fit and strong opponent from the Territorial Army, she gave her all and the judges awarded the contest to Monnie on a point’s decision. H.O.P is very proud of her success.