BOXING - Medals for Cleary's fighters at Three Nations competition - The Leamington Observer

BOXING - Medals for Cleary's fighters at Three Nations competition

Aaron Sutcliffe 27th Jun, 2023 Updated: 28th Jun, 2023   0

CLEARY’S Boxing Gym fighters Jaya Kalsi and Serena Mali won gold and silver medals respectively at the GB Schools Three Nations competition in Cardiff.

Kalsi, aged 13, attends Aylesford School Warwick and won three nations gold to back up the England Boxing National Schools title she retained last month.

And Mali, aged 14, attends Myton School and came away with silver following defeat in the final having won a third England Boxing National Schools title in May.

Both girls were competing for England against fighters from Scotland and Wales.

Trainer, Edwin Cleary, said: “Jaya is one of the most promising prospects to come out of Cleary’s boxing in the 16 years we’ve been going.

“After a close defeat in the European Championships last year, Jaya has smashed it with eight bouts, eight wins, six unanimous decisions and two stoppages.

“She won her second national title and was crowned British champion in Wales in the tri-nations.

“Jaya is an extremely focused individual she’s fearless to challenges and so easy to coach, I’m convinced she will improve and develop to win scores of titles throughout her career.

“Serena had a little slip up in the finals at 51kg. She wasn’t at her best giving away weight in a bout that could have gone either way but she’s back down now and she’s ready to go with the Europeans in  August.

“Both girls had assessments and hopefully they have done enough to convince the England selectors to pick them for the Europeans in August.”

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