It’s almost upon us, a new amateur boxing season…  Hold up, that’s the first major change right there, the term ‘amateur’ has all but been abolished under the new, revolutionary AIBA guidelines. We are now talking about ‘open’ boxing, as opposed to ‘amateur’. That said, here it comes, another season.  Club founder Richard Powers very kindly kept all of his coaches busy during the summer break.  Get-Set-Go Sport have been here, there and everywhere, providing top quality boxing outreach sessions for the young and bored of old London Town.  Oh, here’s another change: head-guards have been abolished for ‘senior’ boxing competitions…  And ‘senior’ boxers are now known as ‘elite’ boxers – phew!  Oh well, you know what they say; a change is as good as a rest.  We’ve had the rest, and now we’ve got the change.
Here’s to a inspirational new season.  Here’s to a win for Kwame ‘KOB’ Boateng, and another for Matt ‘The Young Bull’ Teixeira.  Here’s to a top-notch debut from Callum McKeever, and another for Yves ‘The Congo Kid’.  And keep your eyes out for big Mikey ‘O’ at light-heavy – man oh man, can he dig?   Yes he can!
And, last but not least, here’s a big thank you to non-stop sports enthusiasts Richard Powers and Jenny Hunter for a summer’s worth of work.  Lovely stuff!
It’ll very soon be all systems go.  Are you ready?  Be ready?  Ready is good.

Coach Douggie’s Dream Fights..

1) ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson V Muhammad Ali:

-Tyson wins by knockout 2nd round. (Pretty much one way traffic) Rematch?  Of course!

2) Matthew Saad Muhammad (Matt Franklin) V Sergey “The Russian Wrecking ball’ Kovalev:

-Saad Muhamad wins by TKO 11th round. (Saad Muhamad roars back from a horrendous start, as per..)

3)’Smoking’ Joe Frazier V Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder:

-Frazier wins UD. Joe withstands all the early bombs, and progressively grinds Wilder down.

4) David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye V ‘Irish’ Jerry Quarry:

-‘The Hayemaker’ does his clever ‘boxing on the move’ thing and lands enough eye catching power shots to convince the judges of a wide unanimous points victory.

Quarry was ‘buzzed’ on more than one occasion but never truly discouraged.

5) ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler V Nigel ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Benn: Cancelled due to Health & Safety concerns..

To be continued…