Cheema wins through to Novice ABA semi-finals

Saif Cheema with KBW coach Martin Bateson.
Saif Cheema with KBW coach Martin Bateson.
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KBW boxer Saif Cheema is through to the National Novice ABA semi-finals following a unanimous points victory over Alfie Duncan in Liverpool last Sunday.

It was a close fight, with both men landing clean shots in the early stages but Cheema took control and controlled the third round with fast hands and good timing to earn the decision and set up a semi-final in Newcastle.

Cheema was crowed Yorkshire champion and then defeated Duncan Edwards in Mansfield before his success over Everton Red Triangle boxer Alfie Duncan last week set up a semi-final spot.

Cheema is back in action this Friday when he boxes on a show at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford and will be joined by fellow KBW man Ashley Vanzie.

KBW fighter Huzayfa Khan travelled to the Halifax Police Boxing Club show last Friday when he took on home man Josh Stoke.

Huzayfa boxed quite skillfully, keeping his opponent at the end if his jab and utilising his reach advantage to land some decent combinations.

Both boxers showed impressive skills but it was Huzayfa who earned victory with a unanimous decision.

Huzayfa is 16 and an ex Thornhill High School pupil who had never boxed until joining the KBW gym.

Last Friday’s victory over Stoke was his third win in a row and he is regarded as one of the club’s promising stars.

Ayub Khan was due to fight on the Halifax show but his opponent didn’t make weight.

KBW are planning ther own boxing show on December 13 at the Al Hikmah Centre in Batley.