Boxing duo miss out on place in finals

Leah Smith and James Precious
Leah Smith and James Precious

Bridlington boxers James Precious and Leah Smith bowed out in the semi-finals of the NABGC Championships in Liverpool at the weekend.

After winning seven of his previous nine contests, Precious lost on points to Birmingham’s Raheem Mohammed.

Smith boxed four two-minute rounds for the first time in her defeat against Sian O’Toole from Droitwich ABC and gained valuable experience ahead of the youth championships in January.

Bridlington Spa hosts the finals of the NABGC championships tomorrow night.

It is the first time a national final has been held in the town since 2003, when Amir Khan and James Degale were on the bill.
Admission is £15 and £10.