A Brixton boxing club run by a sports academy that nurtured talents of Liverpool footballer Nathaniel Clyne, has celebrated the victory of its first competitive amateur fighter.
Nyesco Okpako, a member of Afewee Boxing Club trained by its head coach Bobby Miltiadous, won a three-round bout at the Territorial Army’s Centre in Balham last month.
The light heavyweight fighter hopes to get 10 more bouts under his belt before the end of the season, following his night fight win against a Balham Boxing Club member.
Afewee, which officially became affiliated with the Amateur Boxing Association in February this year, currently has three carded competitive boxers on its books. All three members are due to compete in before the end of this year.
Two of the club’s junior members are expected to become carded members before the end of the year. Afewee hope the membership increase and growth of the club will help them to secure a permanent base.
“We’re growing all the time as a club and getting more boxers coming through the system”, said Miltiadous.
“This month we due to find out from Lambeth Council what is going to happen in terms of our residency here at the Brixton Rec and whether they are going to give us a permanent space or not.
“The outcome of this will change the whole structure of the club.