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Triumph ABC boxer Bowen prepares for National Amateur Championships final this weekend

Ben Tyler 12th Apr, 2019 Updated: 16th Apr, 2019

TRIUMPH ABC boxer Aaron Bowen reached his first senior level final on Sunday, after beating Karol Itauma in the National Amateur Championships semi-finals.

Bowen, a 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games gold medalist, made his way through four bouts en route to reaching Saturday’s final, where he will meet George Crotty at Manchester Central in the under-81kg showpiece.

The 20 year old enjoyed a successful weekend, beating Birmingham boxer Abdul Samed in the opening bout, forcing a stoppage in the third round.

He then navigated Troy Jones from Solihull with a unanimous decision, winning in the same manner in the quarter-finals against Jason Bradley of Halstead ABC.

His win against Itauma though, an Olympic Youth Games winner last year, was most impressive, winning by a split decision after an enthralling fight.

For Bowen, a win against Royal Navy boxer Crotty in the final would be his biggest statement of intent yet.

With the promise of a Three Nations call-up, where he would represent England against Wales and Scotland, and a trial for Team GB firmly in his sights, the future is bright for the upcoming Coventry boxer.

Bowen spoke of his delight having reached a landmark moment in his early boxing career.

“It’s my first senior elite competition and to have reached the final is amazing.

“There should be a big crowd going up to Manchester in support, so I’m looking forward to a great fight on Saturday.”

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