Bradley and Finch reach Elite semis

NIna and Adrianna.
NIna and Adrianna.

Boston ABC’s Nina Bradley and Adrianna Finch both reached the semi-finals of the National Elite Championships at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

The finals were only open to boxers recognised to be among the best in the country - both girls boxing well and Finch also settling a score.

In the qaurter-finals Bradley fought tough competitor Katie Flynn, but she was no match for Bradley’s offensive display, Flynn caught in trouble and causing the referee to intervene.

The standing eight count against Flynn ensured the result went to the Boston boxer, taking her safely into the semi-finals.

There Bradley faced Cherrelle Brown, a current GB international and ranked number one in her category.

Brown was last year’s Elite champion and dominated the bout with her long-range displays, forcing Bradley to try to work inside.

Bradley was being caught with scoring shots but body shots were having effect on Brown.

The Boston boxer lost by a unanimous decision but held her own against a top opponent.

England international Finch found herself in the quarter-finals against fellow England boxer and domestic rival Molly Perkins, who she had never beaten before.

But Finch was in no mood to give an inch and dominated the first round, using the ring well.

Perkins had the better of the second round, but Finch was on her A-game and earned the nod.

The 17-year-old Boston boxer then faced 35-year-old Tanya Daley, last year’s winner in their category.

Finch boxed well and ability is getting better by the contest, but it was Daly who took the decision.

Both boxers will be in action at next month’s Haringey Box Cup at Alexandar Palace, London.