Boxer O'Neill secures his spot at ABAE finals in Liverpool

PUBLISHED: 08:55 15 April 2015

Harry Carrick, Kyran O'Neill, Paul Cook and Darren Day after winning the pre-quarter-final of ABA Elite Championship

Harry Carrick, Kyran O'Neill, Paul Cook and Darren Day after winning the pre-quarter-final of ABA Elite Championship

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Welwyn Garden City Boxing Club's Kyran O'Neill has booked his quarter- final place at the 2015 England Boxing Elite Championships in Liverpool later this month.

O’Neill, who fights in the 56kg category, secured a unanimous points victory in his pre-quarter-final bout with the combined services champion Ricki Lyon in Aldershot on Saturday.

He said: “I was happy with my performance and felt I won every round comfortably against an awkward southpaw.

“Onto the quarter-finals up in Liverpool.”

The boxers to compete for the 56kg national title on April 24-26 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena are: Peter McGrail (Everton Red Triangle) Seed 1; Reece Mould (Doncaster Plant) Seed 2; Callum French (Birtley) Seed 3; Paul Roberts (Chard); Marcel Braithwaite (Golden Gloves); Hassan Mahmood (Bury); Chris Bourke (Balham); O’Neill (WGC).

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