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Bury ABC young guns into CYP regional finals
3:00pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in Sport
FIVE young boxers will represent Bury ABC at the regional finals of the national Clubs for Young People (CYP) championships after a successful Greater Manchester finals day.
Faizan Ahmed, aged 16, Abbas Khan, 17, and Roshid Mohamed, 18, were all handed byes, while reigning champion Muhammad Ali and Hamza Hussain, both 17, won their bouts at Walkden Sixth Form College on Sunday.
Ali followed up last year’s national CYP title with a unanimous points victory over Northside youngster H Parvaiz in the Class B 50-52k division.
Hussain had a tougher route through to the North West finals with a victory over Boarshaw’s Danny Wright on a split decision in Class B’s 63-66k division.
The next round of the competition will take place in Liverpool on Sunday, October 27.
Zahir Iqbal, 17, was unable to defend his CYP title after being called up to the Great Britain ABA training camp in Sheffield, which clashed with his planned bout.
Iqbal and Ali have both been picked to represent Team GB at an international match against Ireland near Dublin on Thursday, October 24.
Shahbaz Khan was also in action for Bury ABC at the weekend, winning through to the semi-finals of the Greater Manchester leg of the national under-20 (bouts) championships, also at Walkden, on Saturday.
The 19-year-old beat K Kangwa, of Northside, by a unanimous points decision in the 57-60k division.