CHAMP IN THE MAKING: Subhaan Mohammed won the 50kg England Boxing Junior Championship last weekend
CHAMP IN THE MAKING: Subhaan Mohammed won the 50kg England Boxing Junior Championship last weekend

KBW continue year of success

Dewsbury’s growing reputation on the national boxing scene took another huge stride forward last weekend after Subhaan Mohammed clinched the town’s second national title in 2016.

Fighting out of the KBW Boxing Gym, the young teen competitor was victorious in the final of the 50kg England Boxing Junior Championship Final on Sunday 17th April.

Defeating European champ, Adam Hussain, of Hertfordshire, in the final, it was a triumphant moment for Mohammed and the KBW team.

His hard work and determination paid off in the final as he picked off his opponent over all three rounds to win by a unanimous decision.

Elsewhere, fellow KBW boxers, Moqeet Rahman and Adeeb Ajmal were not as lucky on their travels.

The latter’s inexperience on the big stage showed as he lost out to Karol Itauma, in the 80kg final, whilst Rahman failed to make weight and was subsequently unable to enter.

It wasn’t only in Birtley where KBW were represented last weekend, with two more of the club’s boxers competing in Leeds for the Senior Elite Championship County Finals.

Ismail Khan advanced in the 52kg category, meaning he will fight at the Echo Arena in the National Quarters, whilst Saif Cheema was unlucky to lose out on a split decision.

Khan, who came into the contest on the back of clinching the England Senior Championship belt and Northern Area belt, looked impressive in his matchup against Raeed Nassar.

Outboxing his opponent in the first round, Khan knocked out Nassar in the second to cement his place in the last-eight of the national tournament.

Cheema meanwhile fell at the hands of old foe, Ryan Stevenson, with the Doncaster man eventually winning over three rounds in a split decision.

It has been quite a year so far for KBW with two national champions, nine Yorkshire champions, three national finalists and four quarter-finalists, all coming out of the club.