Club has first schoolboy champion in 15 years

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NEWBIGGIN Boxing Club have their first schoolboy champion since 1997.

Kai Hume and the club travelled to Mansfield for the National Schools Final last Sunday where he took on Jamie Currie, of the Follie Amateur Boxing Club in Sussex.

This was the first time Hume had needed to box the full three rounds and he did so with expert style and accuracy.

He took the decision by 16 points to four.

These are the only four points that have been scored against him in the whole competition.

His total score amounting to 78-4.

The England coaches were at ringside, and following the decision handed Hume his invitation to box for England in the Three Nations in July in Wales.

A brilliant achievement after only seven fights.

Also in action last weekend were Ben Rees and Richie Stafford at the Tynemouth Park Hotel.

Rees took on North Shields’ very confident Callum Roadment.

A fast start from Rees and constant pressure meant that anything Roadment tried was in vain.

Rees ended up stopping his opponent in the third round.

Meanwhile Stafford took on Ryan Jones, also of North Shields.

Stafford forced the fight for all three rounds but was unlucky to lose a close points decision.

This weekend sees the start of the Elite Senior ABA Championships at the Newbiggin Sports Centre on Saturday night.

The cream of the Tyne, Tees and Wear Amateur boxing scene will arrive at Newbiggin to start this years road to stardom for the winners of this competition.

Newbiggin’s awkward southpaw, light middleweight, Lewis Scott carries the flag for Newbiggin in the competition and hopes to better last year’s semi-final achievement. Doors open at 7pm.