Iqbal will be aiming for last-four spot in nationals

Banbury Boxing Club coach Ben Malcher
Banbury Boxing Club coach Ben Malcher

Banbury Boxing Club will host the England Boxing Development Championships on Sunday.

Senior Bantam Weight (56kg) Junaid Iqbal will line-up for the Banbury club in the quarter-finals at Spiceball Leisure Centre on Sunday, October 16 at 1pm.

Iqbal (19) has enjoyed a winning run of three bouts and was last year’ losing semi-finalist on points to the eventual champion. He has every chance of claiming the national title if he can get past slick southpaw Christopher McKenzie of London Community Boxing Club on Sunday.

Team-mates Junior Middleweight (75kg) Niall Ledbury and Senior female Light Weight (60kg) Magdalena Olsztynska are already through to the last four.

Olsztynska will face the winner of Sunday’s quarter-final between Rossana Allen of Essex University and Amy Pu of Islington. With only a handful of junior middleweights in the country, Ledbury (15) will sail straight through to the semi-finals.

Doors open at 12.30pm, £15 adults, £10 under-16s and £35 family ticket.