Gone in 50 seconds! Gel books place in the semis

Gel Finch with coaches Crock Goddard and John Sutton.
Gel Finch with coaches Crock Goddard and John Sutton.

Boston Amateur Boxing Club’s Gel Finch booked her place in the last four of the National Amateur Boxing Championships - ending Georgia Reid’s unbeaten record with a first-round stoppage.

Fighting in the junior 57 kg category, Finch met her opponent from Walsall’s Pluck ABC in Coventry on Sunday - needing less than a minute to claim victory.

Finch, as always, was focused and prepared for the task ahead.

A former champion of this event, Finch knew what was needed to be champion and, as Reid came out of her corner with an anxious urgency, the Boston fighter wasn’t fazed.

Finch drove home some telling body shots, followed up with some strong combinations to the head.

These combinations were too much for the West Midlands boxer as the referee halted proceedings with just 50 seconds of the opening round completed.

Finch progressed to the semis with ease and will travel to Liverpool this coming Saturday.

Two fellow Boston ABC fighters were in action in Norwich on Saturday.

Klan Penn and Dylan Harman boxed at a show in Norfolk, with both lads putting on fine displays.

Penn boxed CJ McCallister, from Norwich City ABC, but was unable to end his opponent’s unbeaten streak.

Both boxers gave their all and treated the crowd to a spectacle in the 41kg weight category. The contest was close but, despite his efforts, Penn was on the losing side.

Harmon fared better against Joel Pickford, also from Norwich City ABC.

Harmon treated the crowd to a fantastic bout, putting Pickford under pressure from the off.

Pickford was in all sorts of trouble in the opening round as Harmon increased the offensive.

Harmon was relentless and offered little chance for Pickford to get a foothold in the contest, cruising to a unanimous decision.

Anyone interested in boxing can get further information by visiting www.bostonamatuerboxingclub.co.uk or calling chairman head coach Kevin Smith on 07947689908.