Finals Success at Elite Championships

Three boxers from the Larches and Savick Boxing Club competed at the Elite National Boxing Finals this weekend.

The Finals were held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Both Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Simpson won their Quarter Final Bouts. However, Scott Fitzgerald lost his bout with Cyrus Pattison in a surprise semi final defeat. Adam Simpson also lost in the semi finals putting up a brave performance.

However, Lisa Whitside won the women’s 51Kg Elite Championship title. The 29-year-old defeated Kim Shannon with a unanimous points decision. Lisa got a bye to the Final following the withdrawal of Nicola Adams.

Lisa was looking forward to a potential blockbuster fight against Olympic champion Nicola Adams but Nicola had to withdraw on the eve of the championships after some of her possessions were stolen from her brother’s home.

Both Whiteside and Adams are vying for the one available flyweight place in the British Olympic team for the Rio Olympics in 2016.