Local Boxing Club scoops International medals


The Poseidon Team at the Malmo Boxing Competition

The Poseidon Team at the Malmo Boxing Competition

Boxers from Poseidon Boxing Club based at Ageas Bowl scooped one gold and three silver medals at a multi-nations club tournament held in Sweden.

The club took seven boxers and three coaches to The Malmo Box Cup that played host to six countries and over 300 boxers from across Europe.

The tournament was fought over two days and despite the relative lack of boxing experience the team returned with four medals; 1 gold and 3 silver.

Welterweight Dan Hawkins had never stepped into the ring before this tournament won a medal gold on a unanimous decision having dominated every round.  Welterweight Jack Nutburn, Lightweight Greg Webb and Light Welterweight Grant Webb final, all reached their respective finals and won a silver medal after narrowly losing close majority decisions to home town boxers.

Lucy O’Connor from Poseidon said

“This was a great opportunity for some of our competitive members to get in the ring, some of them for the first time.

“Whether they returned from Sweden with a medal or not, the whole team gained invaluable experience, a stronger team bond and many happy memories from their experiences.

“We hope to take another team to Copenhagen in the next few months for a similar tournament and things are looking very bright for our young boxing club.”

Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club has only been in existence for less than a year and is going from strength to strength. It already has over 400 members as boxing is becoming more popular both as sport and as a way to improve health and fitness.

They also and recently won Borough of Eastleigh Sports Club of the Year at the Eastleigh SPAA Sports Awards.

If you would like more information about Poseidon Boxing Club contact 023 8047 2002 or visit www.poseidonabc.co.uk