Doncaster Plant Works ABC teenager wins national title

Gideon Anaba is the latest national champion to emerge from Doncaster Plant Works Amateur Boxing Club in Hexthorpe.

Friday, 5th November 2021, 1:43 pm
Gideon Anaba celebrates victory at the England Boxing National Junior Championships.

The 15-year-old celebrated victory at the recent England Boxing National Junior Championships at Hereford Sixth Form College.

He beat Thetford’s Jon Tom Kerry by a split decision to win Sunday’s final in the male development class B over 80kg category.

Gideon had beaten Tommy Pollock of Capitol ABC, who weighed in more than 15kg heavier than his opponent, by unanimous decision on Saturday to earn a place in the final.

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Gideon Anaba in action at the England Boxing National Junior Championships. Photo: Drew Smith

Paul Harrison, head coach at Doncaster Plant Works ABC, said: "Gideon boxed strongly throughout both bouts, showing his skill and determination to compete at a national level.

"Gideon represents everything good about this club and we're all very proud of his achievement."

Gideon follows a long line of successful boxers from Doncaster Plant Works ABC dating back from when the gym first opened in 1931.