boxer welcomed home after striking gold in USA
A Highbridge boxer has this week been welcomed home by her
coaches after winning a gold medal at a boxing championships in
Dionne Crisp was congratulated by King Alfred Amateur Boxing
Club coaches Roger Cross and Steve Matthews, as pictured, after
returning victorious from the WPFG Championships in New York.
competed in the 53kg class and beat Hong Kong boxer Yi Ying in
a closely-fought bout over three rounds to claim her medal, which
was presented to her by Joe Frazier.
Roger told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "She gave a real gutsy performance
and really deserved to win. Everyone here at the club is really
proud of her."
Dionne, who lives in Highbridge, starting boxing at the club
five years ago. "I was really pleased to win a gold medal
and hope it helps a little to put this Highbridge club on the
King Alfred Amateur Boxing Club meets for training sessions on
several evenings a week at Burnham Waste in Springfield Road,