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Lions prove to be up for the Cup

By Nick Elwell | Grassroots | Published:

The final bell has rung on a successful season for Lions Boxing Club.

Coaches Kev Dillion, Simon Wilson and Ossa Danquah with Osama Mohamed, William Wilson, Harry Bevan, Ricco Southall, Matthew Ford and Lewis Mason

The Dudley-based outfit ended their competitive campaign with an impressive showing in the prestigious Monkstown Cup, writes Nick Elwell.

The event took place in Dublin with the Lions returning home with a clutch of medals.

Osama Mohamed led the way by retaining the 56kg title he won the previous year while there were silvers for William Wilson (42kg), Harry Bevan (46kg), Ricco Southall (62kg) and Matthew Ford (62kg).

Lewis Mason (40kg) completed a top-drawer showing by the club by battling his way to a bronze.

“I’m over the moon with the performances,” said head coach Kev Dillon. “They all boxed brilliantly.

“Some of them haven’t fought on consecutive days before and it’s all good experience for them.

“And one of the organisers said we should be very proud of the club because not only did we have some of the best boxers there, but the lads conducted themselves really well and were very gracious and polite. That was good to hear.

“It’s the end of the season now and it has been a really successful one and hopefully there is more to come.

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“Osama is an ABA champions and Matthew is a Midlands champion while Lewis Mason and Harry Bevan won god at the Bristol Cup and Paige Ford picked up a silver.

“It’s been the most successful season for a long time and hopefully there is more to come.

“I’d like to thank all the coaches who give up their time for nothing.

“Without their hard work and dedication, none of this would be possible.

“We will keep them training and keep them off the streets but they won’t be fighting again until September.”

Nick Elwell

By Nick Elwell
Grassroots Sports Editor

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