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BOXING: ABA medal joy for duo

PUBLISHED: 12:24 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:38 06 July 2010

TALENTED teenage sisters from Lowestoft collected gold and silver in the national female ABA boxing championships.

Triple A's two undefeated champions Charlie and Sydnee Davison travelled the 200 miles to compete in the finals and defend their titles at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

TALENTED teenage sisters from Lowestoft collected gold and silver in the national female ABA boxing championships.

Triple A's two undefeated champions Charlie and Sydnee Davison travelled the 200 miles to compete in the finals and defend their titles at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

Younger sister Sydnee, 15, faced Sunderland's undefeated Devon Hahan - and with an unbeaten record of one of the fighters set to fall everything was at stake.

As the bell rang for the first round an unusually cautious Sydnee stood off her tall opponent to assess her abilities, as the long reach of Hahan started to find its target. Sydnee started slowly, keen to work her way into the fight but at the end of the first round the Sunderland girl had forged a good lead.

The Lowestoft youngster hit back in the second round and slashed her opponents lead down to just three points with stinging combinations that had the tall Hahan backpeddling to the ropes.

Both girls knew the last round would decide the championship and both dug deep to force the even match their way. Although Sydnee looked to have done enough, the decision was awarded to Hahan by a narrow majority.

“Sydnee will take this defeat back to the Triple A gym and return to regain the title next year,” a Triple A spokesman said.

Elder sister Charlie, 16, had to wait two more hours before entering the ring to face the tough southpaw fighter Nina McInkle from Westway ABC.

On the sound of the first bell both girls went straight on the attack and at the end of the round the bout was even. The second round started very much the same as Charlie's hard hitting was countered by the lighter point scoring of her cagey opponent. But with 10 seconds of the second round left, Charlie landed a crushing right hook that landed right on the nose of McInkle.

The last round saw the Lowestoft teenager find more and more success with her powerful hooks that had McInkle backing off to protect her now profusely bleeding nose.

At the end of the bout Charlie Davison's hand was raised for a hard fought victory, which ensured she retained her championship for the second time while maintaining her undefeated record.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the Davison sisters with their Olympic quest please contact Peter Down at The Triple A Boxing Club in Lowestoft on 07739 760 950.

The Davison sisters' Triple A clubmate Anthony Ogogo bowed out of the European Championships last Sunday afternoon. Competing in a strong Team GB squad in Moscow, Ogogo beat Peter Mullenberg (Netherlands) 7-0 in the 75kg category last week.

But boxing Darren O'Neill for a place in the quarter-finals at the weekend, Ogogo fell behind early on and was unable to recover against the experienced Irishman. Going into the final round 5-1 down, Anthony went forward in an attempt to get back into the bout, but this allowed his opponent to steal the points and victory.


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