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Exciting year lies ahead for CI boxers after historic debut draw

Exciting year lies ahead for CI boxers after historic debut draw

Thursday 15 February 2024

Exciting year lies ahead for CI boxers after historic debut draw

Thursday 15 February 2024

Channel Island boxers stepped outside their comfort zones to fight their way to a draw in an historic joint outing in Liverpool.

It was the first time that Guernsey and Jersey fighters had teamed up to box under the same banner as part of a Channel Island Select team, led by Miguel Ferreira and Ben Duff.

Facing Merseyside & Cheshire at Greenbank Sports Centre, the two sides could not be separated, sharing the 14-bout affair 7-7.

Full results (CI listed first)

Emily Logie Inman defeated Summer Doran

Liam Duff (G) lost Nico Summers

Alex Wheatley lt Thomas Lyons

Coen Le Monnier lt Bailey Wood

Joe Patterson dft Che Winter

Arron Gallichan lt Teddy Tomlinson

Emile Prevel (G) dft Elliot Logsdon

Charlie Corbel dft Liam Donague

Ruslan Gogervaks (G) lt Danny Lonergan

Tommy Teers (G) lt Owen Campbell

Fin Walsh (G) dft Paul Bramhall

Tyler Quintel (G) dft Kieron Burke

Daniel Dufour lt Brendan Atherton

Harry Bertram dft James Anderson

Coaches and support staff: Miguel Ferreira, Ben Duff, Kevin Baudains, Richard Langlois, John Perry.

Jersey coach Ferreira described the draw as feeling “like a victory”.

“It is a top region in the UK for boxing, so to go into their backyard and get any sort of a result is really impressive.

“The Channel Islands are incredibly small compared to some of the places we compete against.

“They have a much bigger pool of fighters to select from and they have better opportunities to fight more often than our boxers.

“We could quite easily pick some regions that are weaker and come back with resounding victories every time. But that is not the way our boxers can learn and develop.

“If they want to be the best they can be, then they need to be tested against the best opposition available.

“It was a step well outside our comfort zone, which is so important from a development standpoint.

“We really came together as Jersey and Guernsey boxers as part of one team.

“The support for each other was incredible and that was what impressed me so much.

“For our first time, everything worked so well and we know that there is an exciting 2024 ahead for our joint Channel Islands team.”

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