The Women’s Junior and Youth World Championships took place between 16 – 23 May 2015 in Taipai. England sent a team of five boxers: three youths, Ebonie Jones (51kg), Shona Whitwell (60kg) and Chantelle Reid (75kg) and two juniors Chloe Watson (46kg) and Ivy Jane Smith (52kg). Watson and Whitwell made it through to the
Finals – Sunday 26th April 2015 48kg Demi Jade Retzen (New Astley) vs Tanya Dady (Earlsfield) Dady started the bout with the intent to impose her strength – very much the taller boxer and physically more developed she spent most of the first round in clinches and leaning on not allowing Retzen to box.
Semi-Final – Echo Arena Saturday 25th April 2015 48kg – Demi Jade Retzen (New Astley) vs Jade Winfarrah (Grimsby) Demi Jade Retzen (New Astley) beats Jade Winfarrah (Grimsby) to reach the finalA tentative start from both boxers; each standing in front of the other exchanging single phased attacks. Retzen upped the pace in the second
This weekend Ireland hosted an International double header between England and Ireland’s youth and junior female boxers. The England squad contained a mix of experience and included junior and youth European Gold medallists Ebony Jones (Heart of Portsmouth) and Chantelle Reid (Allenton BC). The squad also included boxers who were representing England for the first
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield staged the first combined female and male junior and cadet boxing championships on the 4th and 5th of March. A considerable step towards gender parity in this sport, the event saw 14 and 15 year old girls and boys compete alongside each other for the first time in