Local Boxers Storm To Gold in Lake District

Two fighters from the Westside Boxing gym win titles

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A local boxing gym has had notable success at a recent national competition winning two of the titles on offer.

Heavyweight Aaron Oyebolla and light middleweight Marley Rutherford from the Westside Boxing gym on Whitton Road both won gold at the MTK Global Lonsdale Box Cup last weekend at a sold out Penrith Leisure Centre in the Lake District .

Both boxers performed well in the previous quarter and semi-finals against competition from across the UK and Europe to reach the finals but their coaches say they saved the best till last with Oyebolla scoring a first round technical knock out (TKO) and Rutherford’s superior boxing winning him a comfortable points victory in the final bout of this year’s tournament.

Another Westside boxer in the youth welterweight category Ben O’Rielly-Guyett was unlucky in the final not to get the decision from the judges .

John Holland the main trainer who founded the Westside Gym in 2003 said afterwards all his boxers including brothers Tom and Paddy Cash , Bobby Maddox, Euan McCury, Mustafa Zadeh, Jake Wheeler and Kody Mellars all performed brilliantly and did the club proud .

Holland along with his coach Allan Bamford also runs the Ivybridge boxing gym at Isleworth after councillor Sue Sampson approach him after seeing the great work he had done with the kids in Hounslow.

John’s Dad Harry Holland, who was inducted in the hall of fame of boxing in 2019 , has now cornered an amateur champion in every decade since the 1960s after taking charge of Rutherford’s corner in the final .

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November 5, 2021

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