Home Counties title for boxer O'Neill

PUBLISHED: 16:21 01 April 2015 | UPDATED: 16:27 01 April 2015

WGC boxer Kyran O'Neill

WGC boxer Kyran O'Neill

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Welwyn Garden City Boxing Club's Kyran O'Neill was crowned the Home Counties Elite champion on Sunday without having to throw a punch.

O’Neill was ready to fight for the 52kg-56kg title at Stevenage ABC when just minutes before the bout his opponent pulled out with an illness.

This handed O’Neill the title and a place in the pre-quarter finals of the England Boxing Elite Championships 2015 on April 11 at the Army Combast Sports Centre in Aldershot.

Should he be victorious there, O’Neill will progress to the quarter, semi and final weekend taking place at the Echo Arena, Liverpool on the weekend of April 24-26.

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