BOXING - Madison Adkins wins highly coveted Elite Senior National Championships - The Redditch Standard

BOXING - Madison Adkins wins highly coveted Elite Senior National Championships

Redditch Editorial 7th May, 2024 Updated: 9th May, 2024   0

MADISON Adkins, from Redditch, made history by winning the highly coveted England Boxing Elite Senior National (ABA) Championships at the minimum age entry of just 18-years-old.

Adkins stopped two of her opponents en route to the final before claiming a stylish unanimous decision victory to become England’s number one female boxer in the 70kg senior category.

Under the guidance of coach Mat Pickering, Adkins secured stoppage victories in her quarter-final and semi-final bouts at the Barnsley Metrodome.

And Adkins then cruised to a comfortable points win in the final at Derby Arena the following weekend.

Adkins’ latest victory comes after she won gold in both the Haringey Box Cup last June and Women’s Winter Box Cup in December.

England Boxing has now seeded Adkins as the number one fighter in the 70kg category.

The Redditch fighter will have a GB assessment this month and will represent England in the Tri Nations tournament in June competing against fighters from Scotland and Wales.

Adkins, who fights out of Stratford-upon-Avon ABC, trained at Leamington Community Boxing in preparation for the Senior Elite Championships after being unable to train at her usual gym due to flooding for the past 16 weeks.

Leamington Community Boxing is based on the grounds of Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple who offered Adkins and her team full use of their facilities.

After enduring an extra five hours and 150 miles of travelling every week, Adkins remains in the dark as to whether she will be able to return to her regular gym in Stratford.

Adkins holds the ambition of qualifying for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games but knows she has more experience to gain in order to achieve her goal.

She is now looking for sponsors to help her with expenses for travel, coaching, hotels and equipment costs. To contact Madison, email: [email protected]

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