New Astley Boxing Club’s Demie-Jade Resztan seeking a fourth England Boxing National Amateur Championships title
New Astley Boxing Club’s Demie-Jade Resztan will be gunning for a fourth straight England Boxing National Amateur Championships title this weekend.
Resztan, who is a European Under-22 Championships bronze medalist, will be up against Intense Boxing’s Rebecca McMullin at the Manchester Central on Saturday.
And if she can add to her three 48kg titles, it will be an achievement only surpassed by 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games champion Lisa Whiteside.
New Astley head coach Mark O’Reilly said: “To have won one of these titles is an unbelievable achievement. As an amateur it is probably the biggest achievement bar a win at an Olympics or another international event.
“So for Demie to have racked up three wins is beyond unbelievable. If she gets number four at the weekend that will be an incredible achievement – only Lisa Whiteside has bettered that.
“Demie is dominant in the 48kg division in the United Kingdom. There is nobody that can touch her and it is actually tough to find fighters that want to take her on.”
Resztan heads into the weekend on the back of a semi-final bout with Left Hook’s Marie Connan.
The Newmarket fighter was far from her best, but still won through on a split decision.
“The result was pleasing but that was only 50 per cent of what Demie is capable of,” added O’Reilly.
“These things happen and what is key is that she has still won the fight. That is what top boxers do, they find a way to get the job done.
“She was by no means terrible, but she got dragged down a little bit. It was a scrappy fight but we got the result.
“Demie always gets better as the competition goes along and I expect to see her back to her best on Saturday.”