Boston boxers celebrated at presentation night

Tommy Upsall with Neil Lockwood.
Tommy Upsall with Neil Lockwood.

Boston Amateur Boxing Club fighters received recognition for their hard work and dedication at the club’s presentation night on Friday.

Former Boston ABC fighter Joe Dawson - who was a two-time national flyweight champion and also fought for England at the Commonwealth Games - was among the guests at Boston Town FC.

Joe Dawson with Adrianna Finch.

Joe Dawson with Adrianna Finch.

Teenager Adrianna Finch - who reached the national finals in her age category and also made her international debut in a year to remember - received the the Mark Dawson Trophy for the most Improved Youth Boxer and the Art Hanson Memorial Trophy for the Best Up And Coming Youth.

She also claimed the trophies for the Most Youth Bouts and the Ron Dawson Memorial Trophy for Most Honour to the Club.

Tommy Upsall left with the Top Senior Boxer trophy, as well as the Bob Hilton Trophy for Guidance with Fellow Boxers and the award for having the Most Senior Bouts this season.

Tommy is always on hand to offer support to fellow fighters and is always happy to take on a bout, no matter how late the call comes.

Carl Creasey was named as the Most Improved Senior while the trophy for the Best Up and Coming Senior was awarded to Andy Waters.

The trophy for the Most Sporting Boxer went to Ronnie Goddard, a fighter who’s season never really got going, although he did finish the campaign with a victory.

Matthew Mooney was named the Boxer Most Dedicated to Training while the Cadet and Junior Boxer most Dedicated to Training was Blake Emmerson.

Coby Brown - the grandson of Boston ABC old boy Martin Brown - scooped a double, being named as the Top Junior Boxer and Most Improved Junior Boxer.

His most-improved accolade was sponsored by former club fighter and coach Lee Hurford, who now runs a boxing academy in Dubai.

A tribute was also paid by club official Peter Foster to club stalwart Neil Lockwood, who is stepping away from the sport.

Neil agreed to help the club as secretary on a temporary spell until a replacement was found, but ended up devoting 32 years to Boston ABC.