The Far Cotton Boxing Club commitee met on 28th January 2015 and have increased in numbers to enable us to continue to run the club efficiently.

Members listed as below:

John Daly - Chairman/ Head Coach

Carla Daly

Tim O'Neil

Driton Muhaxheri

Natalie Towning

Lauren Daly

Jemma Patel

We are working together to improve the club and give the boxers the facilities and opportunities they deserve.

News from end of 2014

2014 has been an impressive year for Far Cotton Boxing Club, seeing many wins for the boys and the club. 

A couple of our main headlines include:

Aaron Fail being our first national champion after winning at the Isle of Sheppey on 13th December 2014. 

His brother, Carl Fail, boxed on 14th December in Coventry and stopped his opponent in the first round with a body shot. 

We look forward to another successful year in 2015, as John welcomes new coach Driton Muhaxheri. More exciting news to follow!


Weight room for hire

Please contact John on 07738 608327 if you are interested in hiring the factastic and fully equipped weight room at Far Cotton gym.

Five wins for Far Cotton

A good night at the Cripps Centre onn Friday 31st October. 

5 of our Far Cotton boys below boxed and all won.

Well done to Thomas Delaney, Johnny Conners, Miles Stephenson, Aaron Fail and Sebastian Brown.


News from the Ally Pally

Proud to report that three of Far Cottons boxers were at the Alexandra Palace, London, in the Haringey Box Cup at the weekend. Josh Pensee and Laura Stevens both won gold medals and Ben Fail lost in the semi-finals. The likes of ex world champion Herol Graham and Chris Eubank were watching on. What an achievment. A very tiring few days but worth it

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Title for Seb

Well done to our super heavy-weight Sebastian Brown after winning the super heavy-weight title belt in Stoke on Thursday! (17th April)


Pro boxers doing the business! (March 2014)

A big well done to Ashley Lane and Joe Daly for winning their professional bouts at the weekend


Bosley presented with England Vest

Morgan Bosley visited the England training camp in Sheffield and was presented with an England vest, before travelling to Birmingham and winning his fight on a unanimous decision.


December 2013 update

Great news for Far Cotton’s Laura Stevens today (Sunday 15th December) after winning the female National Championships in Brentwood.

Laura fought Elena Narozanski from Lynn Amateur Boxing Club and won on a majority decision.

Drew Brown lost his fight in Walsall football ground on Thursday 12th December on a majority decision. 

Congratulations to Far Cottons three boxers who made it to the finals of the CYP Championships on Friday 6th December – Carl Fail, Ben Fail and Kyle Owen.

The event took place in the Shirebrook Leisure Centre in Derbyshire. 

Carl Fail lost on a majority decision, Ben Fail lost o n a unanimous decision and Kyle Owen lost on a majority decision. A great effort from the boys to get to this point though.

Better news in Stoke the following night as Morgan Bosley won his bout on a majority decision, despite finding out following the fight that he’d broken his hand in the first round.

On the same night in Stoke, at the Jubilee Working Men’s Club, Drew Brown beat his opponent on a majority decision.


Another result for Carl Fail

Far Cotton's Carl Fail is through to the next round for the CYP championships after winning lastnight (Friday 11th October) on points. 


Great weekend for Far Cotton with 4 wins

Laura Stevens boxed in Walsall lastnight (Fri 4th Oct) in her first contest for Far Cotton Boxing Club and won on points.

On the same night in Leicester, Jag Briah won on points.

Today (Sat 5th Oct) in Cambridge the Fail twins, Ben and Carl, both won with Ben KO his opponent in the second round and Carl won on points.

Proving working hard gets results!


End of season update - August 2013

We’ve been really busy at the gym and I wanted to provide a quick update at the end of a very good season.

Three of our young boxers - Kyle Mason, Edward Stokes and Morgan Bosley - reached the national finals of the schoolboy championships.

Drew Brown reached the semi-finals in the national junior championships.

Three of our young lads, Ethan James, Connor Downs, and Aaron Fail, entered the Reddich schools box cup and won three gold medals.

Kyle Owen won a southern area belt which he will defend some time next season.

Morgan Bosley and Edward Stokes were selected to box for England at a junior level.

Edward Stokes just missed out and lost in his contest in the semi-finals of the three nations.  Morgan Bosley won the gold medal by winning the three nations.

Our professional boxer, Nathan Reeve, won the masters championship at super fly weight by stopping his opponent to win the title, and is hoping to be boxing for the British title at the end of this year.

Ashley Lane is hoping to be boxing for a Midlands title.

The rest of the carded boxers at the club have performed well all season, winning the majority of their bouts.

All the boxers at the club have been a credit to work with.


John Daly


More successes for the club (13.06.13)

Last weekend saw winners at the Redditch Box Cup with Far Cotton’s Ethan James and Connor Downs going through to the final this Saturday. Far Cotton’s Aaron Fail will be joining them as he got a bye through to the final.

Morgan Bosley and Edward Stokes are on their way to Liverpool after being selected to box for England in the Three Nations.

All results will be updated next weekend.


Belt for Owen

Far Cotton’s Kyle Owen took away the Central Area Belt on Friday 24th May at the Ex-service Men’s Club, Northampton, after beating Ross Holis from Royal Oak ABC over four rounds.

Kyle was crowned the winner by a unanimous decision.

On Saturday 25th May at Adey Field Community Centre, Far Cotton’s Aaron Fail beat Aaron Farad from Dallow ABC on a unanimous decision.

On the same bill, Far Cotton’s Ronnie-May won on a unanimous decision against Adam Mahnood from Harrow ABC.


Join our fantastic Boxercise class

Our group of ladies are fighting fit for the Summer. Come along and join us every Tuesday, 7pm – 8.15pm. Only £3. A fun class and a great way to get toned and ready for that holiday!


Well done to Far Cotton's Drew Brown 

Drew Brown boxed in the semi–finals of the ABA Junior Championships on Sunday 19 May, in the Great Barr Leisure Centre in Birmingham.

Drew just missed out and lost on a majority decision to Danny Wright from Boarshaw.

Drew did very well and the decision could have gone either way. Congratulations to Drew for training hard to get to the semi-finals.


Top weekend for Far Cotton boys

Lewis Bee made his debut for Far Cotton on Saturday 11 May, at the Hind Leys Community Centre. Lewis beat Kyle Corseen of Shepshed on a unanimous decision.

Far Cotton’s Joe Banford beat Derick Redmond from Finchley ABC on a majority decision at Burton Park Football club.

The team joined Drew Brown in the quarter finals National ABA junior championships on Sunday 12 May.

Drew boxed in the Great Barr Leisure Centre in Birmingham, and beat last year’s Junior Champion, Luke Claridge from St Pauls ABC. Drew now goes into the semi-finals next week at the same venue.

Thank you to all the supporters who came to watch.


Another East Midlands Champion for Far Cotton!

The Far Cotton Boxing Club team was in the Thurmaston WMC, in Leicester, on Thursday 25th April. Drew Brown made it through the East Midlands Regional Semi-Final by beating Benjamin Peat from Shepshed ABC, on a majority decision.

Drew went on to box in the East Midlands Regional Final on Saturday 27th April in Cleethorpes. Drew beat Charlie Benner from Phoenix ABC and won on a unanimous decision.


Results from the Junior Championships

Three of the club’s boys represented Far Cotton on Sunday 14th April at Redbourne Sports and Social Club in Scunthorpe, in the ABA Junior Championships.

Far Cotton’s Carl Fail was first on. He beat Usman Rana from Bennys Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) on a unanimous decision.

His twin brother, Ben Fail, was unfortunate to lose to Sullivan Ricket from Bennys ABC on a majority decision.

Drew Brown fought against Thomas Waite from Newark, and won on a unanimous decision.

Kyle Owen got a bye to the next round.


More results to kick off March

Far Cotton Boxing Club saw four wins out of five last night (Saturday 23 March).

In Newdigate Social Club, Bedworth, Far Cotton’s Louis Roberts stopped his opponent, Mushtau Davod from Coventry Boys ABC, in the second round.

Ronnie May from Far Cotton then went on to beat Elliott Jellis from Newdigate and won on a unanimous decision.

Far Cotton’s Luke Sherwood beat Jackson White from Newdigate. The referee stopped the contest in the third round with White having a cut eye.

Far Cotton was also being represented in Birmingham on the same night.

Drew Brown beat Michael Maughan from Smallheath on a unanimous decision.

Aaran Fail lost to Matt Turner of Smallheath.


Recent bout sees another win for Far Cotton

Friday night (1st March) in Tamworth, Far Cotton’s George Rourke beat Joe Jenkins of Tamworth on a unanimous decision. George, who won the midlands title this year, boxed very well in all three rounds.


Update from the National Finals

The Final of the National School Boy Championships took  place in Liverpool on Saturday 2nd March.

Kyle Mason lost against John Lee of Repton on a unanimous decision but did very well to reach the finals.

Edward Stokes lost on a majority decision against Jimmy McDonagh from Walcott.

This was the second appearance for Far Cotton’s Morgan Bosley in the National Finals. Morgan was very unlucky to lose against Francie Doherty from Hoddesdon. Morgan was outstanding and all at the club are very proud of his performance on the day, regardless of the surprising verdict.


Boxers putting Far Cotton on the Map

Far Cotton’s super-heavy weight, Sebastian Brown, made his debut in Leicester on Friday 15th February. Our newcomer won on a majority decision.

The following day, two boxers did the club proud in Leeds, in the semi-finals of the ABA Schoolboy National Championships.

Edward Stokes won on a unanimous decision and Morgan Bosley stopped his opponent in the third round.

The two boxers will be going through to the National Finals in Liverpool, along with Far Cotton’s Kyle Mason.

The commitment these boys put in at the gym most nights of the week is winning them titles. Just goes to show that hard work pays off, they deserve to go far.

A big well done boys - Bring on the Finals!


Three Far Cotton Boxers through to the semi-finals of the National Championships

The Far Cotton Boxing Club team was at Liverpool today (Sunday 10th February) with five boxers in the ABA School Boys quarter-final of the National Championships.

The boys did the club proud and three boxed their way through to the next round – the semi-finals.

Kyle Mason got off to a good start and beat his opponent, Nathan Blader from Toothill.

Edward Stokes from Far Cotton beat Lewis Pennington from Kirby.

Morgan Bosely goes into the next round after beating Elliot Surch from Everton Triangle.

We saw two losses for Connor Downs who fought Michael Jaqes from Spennymoore, and George Rourke who boxed Jack Dickenson from Birtley.

The three winners will go on to box in the semi-finals of the ABA School Boy National Championships in Leeds next Sunday.


Kicking February off on a high

Far Cotton’s Eithen James boxed in the East Midlands Final at Derngate on Saturday 2nd February but missed out to Jack Peerson from South Normanton.

Six of the clubs boys boxed in the Midlands Final in Retford on Sunday 3rd February.

Kyle Mason won a Midlands title at 30 kilos.

Miles Wright, at 36 kilos, lost his bout.

Connor Downs, at 42 kilos, got a bye through to the next round – the national quarter finals.

Edward Stokes was crowned a midlands champion at 44 kilos.

Morgan Bosley won a Midlands title for Far Cotton Boxing Club at 46 kilos

George Rouke won a Midlands title at 50 kilos.


Click here to see a picture of Far Cottons Midlands Champions!




Lots to report since the start of 2013 at Far Cotton Boxing Club!

Seven of our boxers at Far Cotton are fighting in the School Boy Championships. The first round of the contest kicked things off on Sunday 20th January in Derby.  

First up from our club was Kyle Mason, who weighed in at 28 kilos. He won on a unanimous decision against Carl Townsend from Braunston.

FCABC’s Miles Wright, weighing in at 36 kilos, took to the ring against George Charalameous from St George. Miles won on a unanimous decision.

Eithen James made it three wins for the club after beating David Cooper from Terry  Allen Unique by another unanimous decision.

The remaining four boxers – Conner Downs, Morgan Bosley, George Rourke and Edward Stokes - were given byes.

The next round took place in Kettering on Saturday 26th January.

Miles Wright from Far Cotton beat James McCann of Kettering School of Boxing in a unanimous decision.

Eithen James is through to the next round after beating Ben Bethell from Shepshed on yet another unanimous decision.

More results on the championships next week!

Drew Brown fought in a normal contest at the same event and won on a unanimous decision against Jordan Thompson from Studio ABC.

On Sunday 27th January, Joe Banford made his debut in Cambridge as he beat Edward Stevenson from Trumpingam ABC on a unanimous decision.

We’ve had seven wins in the space of seven days – all on a unanimous decision. This is testament to all of the hard training at the boxing club over Christmas – these fantastic results just shows all of that work paid off.

Professional fighter, Nathan Reeve, and our junior boxer, Kyle Owen (74 kilos), travelled down to Trowbridge on Saturday to British Title competitor Nick Blackwell’s gym, for a weekend of training and sparring. This was a productive two days for the committed pair. 




Contact John on 07738 608327.

Ex Far Cotton Ameatuers Nathan Reeve and Ashley Lane will be boxing as well as Northampton's Jamie Spence.

Nathan will be topping the bill boxing for the Masters Title, boxing ten 3 minute rounds.



We now have 26 carded boxers. The lads have been training hard all through the summer and can't wait for the season to start.


Far Cotton Ameatuers were sparring very well in Burton Latimer last weekend.

First boxers kicking the season off are Kyle Mason, Morgan Bosley and Zak Clements in Aldershot on 15th September.




Charlie. Elton Braunstone Golden Gloves

 (Saturday 9th June 2012. Alyestone Leisure centre, Leicester) 

This bout was sponsored by Alyestone Park Hotel. Kaylen put on a great show against his opponent; winning on a unanimous decision. He boxed very well and won every round, despite having a year away from training due to him concentrating on his studies. Kaylen has been back in the gym now for the last 6 weeks. This is Kaylen’s third win in as many contests.



We had a great day at Foxfields Country Park on Sunday 3rd June to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee! We erected our mobile ring and the boxers showcased some excellent sparring. We drew in the crowds despite the miserable weather! Thank you to everyone who came along for your support!



 Morgan Bosley and Karl Spick box in Oxford on 12th May 2012.


BEN FAIL Far Cotton ABC 


S.Mair Corby ABC 

(28th April 2012. Kettering Social Club)

Ben lost to Mair on 5 April on a majority decision in a cracking contest, and it was inevitable that a rematch was on the cards. Again, Fail showed his talent and this time won on a unanimous decision in another great contest.

This was Ben's 14th win out of 19 contests. Ben has reversed the outcome of four of his losses to go on and win during rematches.




M. Clifton Compol ABC 

(21st April 2012. Huntingdon)

This contest was a very good start to Connor's boxing career, winning on a majority decision. Two wins in as many contests maintains his good record.




R.Ramsarran Martson ABC 

(21st April 2012. Luton Rugby Club)

Carl displayed an outstanding performance using a southpaw style. Carl won every round and was a pleasure to watch.

He won on a unanimous decision, and this was the second unanimous win to the same opponent.

This was Carl's tenth win in twelve contests.




A. Thornsbury Priory Park ABC 

(19th April 2012. Holtesuit Villa Park Football Ground)

Kyle walked into the ring to face the first contest of the night. He put on a nice little contest and fought in front of some well-respected celebs in the audience! British and WBA inter-continental Welterweight champion Kell Brooke and former World amateur champion turned pro Frankie Gavin were ringside.

Kyle lost on a unanimous decision, to a tidy and decent opponent from a very good club. It was an honour for Kyle to be involved in this show and he will learn from this contest.