Islington Boxers Make History
Islington Boxing Club made history last week when two of its fighters became national champions.
Sherif Musah and Charrelle Brown, who have been training at the club for four years, were the inaugural winners of the England Boxing Elite competition.
They won at York Hall, one of Britain’s best known boxing venues.
Charrelle was competing against a boxer from the Army’s boxing team while Sherif beat a commonwealth champion from London’s Southend Boxing Club.
Lenny Hagland, founder and manager of the club, says: “It is great for the club to have two English champions. I’m really pleased with the pair’s progress. I wouldn’t say there is rivalry between London clubs but when two boxers from the same area go head-to-head, there is definitely competition.”
The championships were the first time amateur boxers could fight for a belt but the pair will have to fight within 28 days to keep their titles.