Coach Colin Williams heaped praise for the athletes after both were against tough and more experienced opponents. Binahi Rashid took on female boxer Katy Luscombe (Cambourne & Redruth ABC). Binahi on only her second bout did very well against a former national champion with a record of 5 bouts and five wins. The bout was very close going into the third round, however Rashid was caught with some heavy blows half way through the third round and the bout was stopped. Rashid did very well and is determined to win the gold next year.
Ahmed Adenas entered the Haringey cup with only 4 bouts under his belt, his first opponent was Michael McDonaugh (Finchley ABC) who had 9 bouts won 6. This did not faze Adenas as he took the bout to his opponent, beating him to the punch at a very fast pace, landing punches to the head and body to ensure a unanimous points win. In the Semi Final Adenas took on Sartan Suljmani (Suth Oxley ABC). This was a bout against two very fit and strong young men, however Adenas proved his metal in the last round as a final round assault proved to much for his opponent and Adenas booked his place in the Harringey Final.
In the Haringey Cup Final Adenas again had it all to do.
Against a very slick and elusive Jordan James (All Stars ABC). The bout was very cat and mouse affair with the rugged and coming forward Adenas trying to catch his opponent with heavy, and hurtful shots. Whilst the All Stars boxer, used his skills to keep away and nick points when he could. After three very entertaining rounds, Adenas lost on a majority decision of the judges and was awarded his well earned silver medal. Again Adenas will be chasing Gold next year.
“Q” said – “The boxers worked hard in the gym, and did themselves proud to reach the final and perform, they will comeback stronger from there defeats”.