SOUTH Wye boxers settled for silver medals at the finals of the National Championships last weekend.

Othman 'Habibi' Said was first to fight for the South Wye Police Boxing Academy, based in Hinton, and narrowly lost on a split decision to his opponent Precieux Noka, from Croydon Boxing Club.

"Habibi worked well keeping it long," said club secretary Vince McNally.

"The opponent had good feet and tried to close Habibi down at every opportunity, it really was a clash of styles, with more judges preferring Precieux.

"Credit to both boxers their was nothing in it."

Rhiannon Roberts also settled for silver after she was retired by the referee in the second round, boxing against an undefeated London Champion Seedam Ama from Double Jab Boxing Club "We are very proud also of Rhiannon for getting silver, unfortunately she was up against a very experienced boxer," added McNally.

"We are very fortunate at the club as we are producing boxers that can go all the way in these national competitions.

We have had four boxers reach the final in the last two years."

Yusuf Abdallah last year's champion at 69kg has come over to the club's coaching team, as well as preparing for the Elite Championships early 2020. The club can also boast to have national coaching team member Mick Maguire as their performance director.

Maguire has recently been shortlisted for UK coach of the year 2019, which is a well deserved nomination for the clubs popular coach.

South Wye Police Boxing Academy are currently preparing for their Christmas Show on December 21, with club boxers competing with one another for a place on the show.

For more information about the show or the club phone 07525452110.