Hastings talent crowned southern counties champion

A West Hill Boxing Club talent has been crowned a southern counties champion.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 10:22 am
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 10:25 am
Jesse Smith with West Hill Boxing Club coaches Dave Bishop (right) and Mike White
Jesse Smith with West Hill Boxing Club coaches Dave Bishop (right) and Mike White

Jesse Smith clinched the regional title in the Junior Championships courtesy of a unanimous points victory against Denny Smith (Sporting Ring).

The West Hill junior, who had received a bye through to that stage, clearly won every round against the Surrey champion in Ramsgate on Saturday.

See also: * West Hill ace triumphs against local rival* Hastings ace powers to impressive victory* Hastings ace beats world champion to claim race victory* Premier League Darts: Rob Cross beats Michael SmithIn a fairly cagey affair between two boxers who like to counter-punch, Jesse Smith boxed well and was quite a comfortable winner.

He will advance to the national quarter-finals in Gosport on Saturday March 16, when he will face the home counties champion.