HOP Coaches (L-R) Paul Kapnisi, Matt Fenton and Colin Brown with the HOP Fab Five.

HOP Coaches (L-R) Paul Kapnisi, Matt Fenton and Colin Brown with the HOP Fab Five.

HOP’s Fab Five – Prepare for National Title Assault.

HOP “Fab Five” boxers are trained and ready for this year’s National Schoolboy/ Girl Championships 2015.

Sonny Driscoll (Cowplain Comprehensive) kicked off his title assault on Saturday 25th April in Gosport when he took on Teddy Price (Smallholdings boxing club) to win on a unanimous decision of the judges his inter county stage, Which he put in a great performance – winning his way into the Southern Counties Regional Final.

On Saturday 2nd May 2015 the Southern Counties Regional final will take place at The Charles Dickens Centre, with boxers from Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire all boxing to be Southern Counties boxing title and then move forward to the England Boxing National Quarter Final round.

The southern quarter Final stage will be hosted by Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy, Charter Sports Centre, Greetham Street, Portsmouth PO54HL on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015, starting at 12:30pm.

Saturday 2nd May 2015 – Charles Dickens Centre, Portsmouth.

School                                                               Boxer                                    Opponent

St Edmunds                                 Oliver Fenton (HOP)      v      John Hilder (Guildford)

Mayfield                                       Harvey Lanne (HOP)      v     George Ging (Cooper Boys)

Cowplain Comprehensive               Sonny Driscoll (HOP)    v     Tyler Elliot (St Marys)

Springfield Tech College                 Paris Williams HOP              Walkover to quarter finals

St Edmunds                                  Harry Brown HOP                 Walkover to quarter finals

Honours Won

Harry Brown – Last year’s National Champion (looking to defend title)

Oliver Fenton – Last year’s National Champion (looking to defend title)

Sonny Driscoll- Reached the final with Waterlooville boxing club but has since moved clubs in September last year (looking to go one better)

Paris Williams – First year in the championships

Harvey Lane – First year in the championships.

All boxers have been well prepared under the watchful eye of HOP head coach of the junior boxers Paul Kapnisi and his coaching team.  

The boxers were training over the Christmas holidays, Easter holidays and are ready to rock and roll in this year’s championships.

They have been put through their paces in preparation in Strength and conditioning, running, swimming, gym work/ track work.

We are very happy with the way the championship preparations have gone.  Head coach of HOP Junior Boxers Paul Kapnisi is delighted with the boxers attitude and determination.

It’s been a great team HOP  effort by the boxers and sparring partners and HOP coaching team.