Home boxer Wood shines to claim Southern Area Youth Title Belt

September 20, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


Guildford City’s Show, The Future 2, staged at the iconic York Hall, proved to be a huge success thanks to the efforts of boxers, coaches, officials, helpers and supporters.

One of the highlights of the show was home boxer Leo Wood winning the Southern Area under 54kg Youth Title Belt after a a competitive contest with Mathew Moores from Don Davis Boxing Academy.

Just hours after defending his Lonsdale Belt, British Middleweight Champion Denzel Bentley returned to the scene of his triumph to present trophies to the amateurs, with Wood just one of those to get a photo with the professional champ.

Other memorable moments were Christian Thomas winning the Southern Area 71lg Title Belt on a split in a very close bout with Southampton’s Vinny Mandair and a ‘tear up’ between Mike Hargate and Rainham’s Chukwudi Oiadipypo – two Development boxers who have promising futures.

Home Boxer of the show was Mike Hargate and Away Boxer of the show was Sam Smith.

Bout results


Felix Rooney (Rainham) beat BJ Tyrell (Sunderland East End) by a unanimous decision.

Sam Smith (Rainham) beat Vinny Lamport (Guildford) by a split decision.


Ronnie Matthews (Guildford) beat Rayan Butt (Dagenham) by a unanimous decision.

Archie Coates (Rainham) beat Danny Jones (Palmarsh) by a unanimous decision.

Oscar Lambert (Guildford) beat Jimmy McDonagh (White Hart Lane) by a unanimous decision.

Eddie Stokes (Newham) beat Tyke Sackett (Guildford) by a unanimous decision.

Muhammed Shah (White Hart Lane) beat Harry Peters (Guildford) by a unanimous decision.


Isaac Odunayo (Omnibus) beat Charlie Stephens (Guildford) by a unanimous decision.


Amiry Mohammed (Peacock) beat Jack Sutherland (Guildford) by a unanimous decision.

Chukwidi Oliadipyo (Rainham) beat Mike Hargate (Guildford) by a unanimous decision.

Southern Area Under 54kg Youth Title Belt

Leo Wood (Guildford) beat Matthew Moores (Don Davis) by a split decision.

Southern Area Under 71kg Senior Title Belt

Christian Thomas (St Pancras) beat Vinny Mandair (Southampton) by a split decision.