Lambton Street ABC’s Charlie Wild earns gold medal at Haringey Box Cup

Charlie Wild, centre, with coaches Anth Mackintosh and John Pollock.
Charlie Wild, centre, with coaches Anth Mackintosh and John Pollock.

Lambton Street ABC’s Charlie Wild fought her way to a gold medal in the Haringey Box Cup, held at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace last weekend, writes Paul Neesham.

Lambton Street ABC’s Charlie Wild fought her way to a gold medal in the Haringey Box Cup, held at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace last weekend.

Wild claimed the gold medal in the 64kg Senior Female (Class C category) final after seeing off a tough and tenacious Kristina Mordal, of Oslo Bokseklubb, Norway.

Charlie was on the front foot from the off and applied constant pressure, forcing the referee to stop the contest in the third round.

En-route to the final, Wild had to fight fellow Lambton Street boxer Jordan Barker, a first in the history of the cup where two boxers from the same stable fought each other.

Lambton Street also had Estelle Scott picking up a silver medal in the 69kg Senior Female (Class C category), after being edged out by Luton Shamrock ABC’s Laura Pagliaro.

Earlier, Estelle had beaten Guila Mantuano, of Double Jab ABC, in the semi-final to book her place in the final.

Completing the medal haul for Lambton Street was Lindsay Barker, who contested the 64kg Senior Female (Class B category) final against Gosport ABC’s Katie Smith, but sadly had to settle for second place.

The event was held over three days and was a knockout based tournament, where boxers must win each bout in order to progress through the rounds.

Lambton Street ABC had entered a strong team of six senior boxers in the tournament which is the largest Box Cup in Europe, so to come away with three medals is a credit to all the hard work done by the coaches.

The other boxers to take part were: Colin Fulton – 64kg Senior Male (Class B category), Helen Dodds – 51kg Senior Female (Class C category) and Jordan Barker-Porter – 64kg Senior Female (Class C category).

Fulton lost his quarter-final bout against All Stars ABC’s Xavier Akinsete on a points decision.

Dodds was paired with Guildford City ABC’s Laura Pain in the semi-final, but the referee stopped the fight in the second round and Pain progressed to the final.