Tag Archive | Houghton

Introducing ABAE Elite Champion Josh Kelly

Three weeks ago to the day Houghton and District ABC’s Josh Kelly made history by becoming the first ever Sunderland boxer to win the ABAE Elite championships at the first time of asking. Even more fitting was the fact that Josh won the event, formally known as the Senior ABAE’s, while it was being hosted […]

Elite ABAE championship final preview

April 20 – mark the date on your calendars. Why? Because a week today the nation’s top boxing amateur talents descend on the region for the Elite ABAE finals. Formally known as the Senior ABAE championships, the tournament is rich in history. This year though sees the first time that our region (Tyne, Tees and […]

World Youth bronze medalist Josh Kelly on his time in Armenia

In December last year, Houghton and District ABC boxer Josh Kelly went out to Armenia to represent England in what was his first international tournament. As we reported in December Josh guaranteed himself a bronze medal after three good victories. He would have to settle for that bronze though, as he lost to eventual gold […]

Houghton’s Josh Kelly guaranteed a medal at World Youth Championships

Houghton and District’s three-time national champion Josh Kelly has advanced to the semi-final of the World Youth Championships after winning three in four days. Josh is out in Armenia representing England in the competition held once every two years and after beating Mexican Carlos Aurelio Sanchez Valadez earlier today in the quarter-final light welterweight contest, he is […]

Third national title for Houghton’s Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly avenged a defeat in the CYP finals to take home the national junior ABA title. Kelly was narrowly defeated last year by three points by Thomas Beaney (West Ham) but took full advantage of his chance for revenge by dominating this rematch, winning by a clear 11 point margin. Josh boxed amazingly to […]