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Le Poullain comes up short in quarter finals of the ABA Elite Finals

Guernsey's Welterweight Billy Le Poullain lost his quarter final match last night against the n.2 seed and team GB boxer Carl Fail from Nottingham.

He lost by a unanimous decision at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The ABA Elite National Championships is the most prestigious amateur boxing competition in England and has started the careers of many of the biggest names in boxing.

It's a shame I didn't get the decision I craved today, I gave it my all and just came up short against the probable winner.

– Billy Le Poullain

Le Poullain says he will be back in training as soon as next week with his eyes already on getting the title next year.

Billy Le Poullain looks for national glory in Liverpool

Guernsey's Welterweight phenomenon Billy Le Poulain will be looking to put his name next to some of the biggest in British boxing history.

He'll be fighting this evening in the quarter finals of the ABA Elite National Championships, the most prestigious amateur boxing competition in England.

The competition will be held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool with over 100 boxers taking part.

If he wins his fight tonight he will be moving on to the semi-finals tomorrow and the finals on Sunday. He will face some of the best in England and could potentially end up fighting the n.1 Welterweight seed Ekow Esuman from team GB.

Le Poulain is confident he can go all the way and become the first Guernsey boxer to pick up an ABA title.

I wouldn't of entered if I didn't think I could win it.

– Billy Le Poulain


Kellie Maloney thanks Guernsey boxer for support after sex change surgery

World famous boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has told ITV News of the support she got from Guernsey fighter Brad Watson when she underwent sex change surgery.

Today, Maloney, who was previously known as Frank and helped Lennox Lewis to a world championship, was in Guernsey to announce a deal with the Sarnian to help him become British champion.

The pair first met in 2011 before she changed gender.

Guernsey's Brad Watson training
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