Kai, 11, wins national boxing title

LAST week turned out to be another good one for Newbiggin Boxing Club, with one member picking up a national title from the club’s two wins from two bouts.

First up was Richy Stafford, who took on unbeaten C Bousefield, of the North Road Gym, Stanley.

A fast start was expected and happened as Bousefield flew out of his corner hoping to impress his home crowd.

Stafford was there to meet him and after a few exchanges he landed a left hook which putBousefield on the canvas.

He got up to carry on but Stafford pinned him in the corner and the referee stepped in almost immediately.

Stafford now has a record of two points losses and three stoppage wins. He is next in the ring tonight (Thursday).

On Saturday, 11-year-old Kai Hume travelled to Liverpool to box in the Schools ABA National Final.

His opponent was tall with long arms and club officials thought this would cause Hume problems.

But this was not the case as he boxed an excellent contest, taking a comfortable 28-8 victory, and becoming national champion at 11.

Next week – March 5 and 12 – Newbiggin host the Tyne Tees Wear Senior ABA Championships at Newbiggin Sports Centre.

Some of the best senior boxers in the country are based in the north east and will all be boxing over the next two weekends.