Boxing Celebration For Akram Brothers
Reading boxing brothers Faraz and Hamza Akram made it a double family celebration on Saturday night in London, after both emerging victorious from their fights in the UK’s premier boxing league.
Appearing for the first time together on the Queensbury Boxing League’s Thunder In London event staged at the famous Alexandra Palace, both brothers recorded impressive wins to make it a memorable evening for the family, who turned out in force to watch the action.
Up first on the night 20 year-old Faraz produced an early contender for knockout of the season after brutally stopping Kent based rival Milton Monteiro in the opening round of the contest after detonating a ferocious barrage of punches that left late replacement flattened on the canvas.
The older of the Akram brothers has built a fearsome reputation in the competition as one of the most feared punchers in the Middleweight division with all five of his victories coming inside two rounds, and after Saturday’s performance he looks set for a major title shot this season with one of the shows biggest stars. Up next making his very first competitive appearance inside the ring, 19 year-old Hamza faced off against Farnborough based rival Patrick Nash in the Light Middleweight division.
After watching his brother rise to prominence over the last 12 month’s, the pressure was on to make a good start to his career, and Hamza duly obliged boxing beautifully over the three round contest to record a unanimous points win. Talking after the show coach David Johnson who trains both brothers out of the Camberley boxing gym in Surrey said: “ It was a great night for the club and it was 3 wins out of three including my other fighter Bryan Richardson. “Hamaza and Faraz both did really well on the night and I’m really pleased for both boys.
“Faraz was back to his best with another stunning KO victory, and Hamza’s win on his debut against Nash was great considering Nash had a lot more experience than him so plenty to still work on but pleased with how it all went.
“Both boys will be back in the gym next week and hopefully they will be back in action in May or June as they both push for bigger things this season.