LEAMINGTON boxer Jade Yeomens is proving why she is being seen as one of the brightest prospects in women’s boxing after progressing through to the finals of the National Novice Championship.
The 25-year-old beat Kate King to progress into Saturday’s semi-final in Doncaster where she produced a fantastic performance to beat Bree Burberry (Manor ABC) by a unanimous points decision.
“It was Jade’s best performance to date and her power right from the off proved too much for her opponent,” said coach Oliver O’Neill.
“She went for her opponent straight from the off and deserved the win. Jade has only been with use for 9-10 months so she’s still very raw but her performances will hopefully spark the rest of the boxers at the gym into life.”
Jade will now face Jem Campbell (Academy Luton ABC) in Saturday’s 69kg final which will take place in Bethnal Green this Saturday.
One Leamington boxer who will not feature in the final is Isabel Madden of Clearys ABC after she lost to Hayley Forbes (Oakmead ABC) in the 57kg category.
Coach Edwin Cleary said: “She’s probably gutted at the moment not once she sits down and realises what she’s achieved after boxing to a national semi-final. I believe the best is yet to come.”
There was good news however for Clearys’ boxer Lewis Williams who was crowned the new CYP Midlands Heavyweight champion after beating last year’s tri-nation winner Coree Clarke.
Williams kept his opponent at bay with his long range jab and he boxed his way to a comfortable victory.
Cleary added: “The highlight for me was while warming up Lewis had the whole dressing room stunned with how fast and powerful a 16-year-old can be on the pads but there’s so much more to come him.”