Two out of three ain't bad for Bognor boxers

Bognor Boxing Club's Darren Rowles was in action against his opponent Reece Marshall of Hasting Boxing Club, who ran out a points winner.

Sunday, 10th April 2016, 9:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:41 pm
Hasnen Akhtar of Bognor Boxing Club

Eleven-year-old Rowles wasn’t at his best and allowed Marshall to outpunch him. His two-handed combinations and overhand right hands were not evident, so it was a formality that Marshall’s arm was raised as winner.

Next in the ring was 17-year-old Hasnen Akhtar, who took the contest to his opponent Reece Hornblow throughout the bout with straight punches to the head and body for all three rounds.

Akhtar caught Hornblow with his punches in all three rounds to win on a wide points decision.

Last in action was Yusuf Shar, a junior from the Bognor club. Shar outboxed his opponent Josh Harrison with his sharp left jabs as he went forwards and backwards off his back leg.

Harrison came forward aggressively, but was caught repeatedly by Shar’s straight punches to win on a majority decision.

Bognor coaches Charlie Martin and Paul Mason said Rowles was under par, but Akhtar had such a big heart and battled throughout the contest and Shar outboxed his opponent throughout the contest.

The club are out again on Friday in Brighton for their dinner show at the Hilton Hotel.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking sports news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be among the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make this website your homepage

2 Like our Facebook page at

3 Follow us on Twitter @SportSussex

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

Share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!