Finchley’s Mbata makes mark at Women’s Winter Box Cup

Finchley's Patricia Mbata celebrates (pic Andy Chubb/England Boxing)

Finchley's Patricia Mbata celebrates (pic Andy Chubb/England Boxing) - Credit: Archant

Finchley’s Patricia Mbata produced the quickest finish on finals day at the England Boxing Women’s Winter Box Cup in Guildford Spectrum.

Haringey's Colleen Roach hits out (pic Andy Chubb/England Boxing)

Haringey's Colleen Roach hits out (pic Andy Chubb/England Boxing) - Credit: Archant

Mbata met Andrea Marshall (Royal Navy) in the Elite C 69kg decider and proved far too powerful, catching her opponent early to end the contest in the first round.

Having beaten Jess David (Dyanamics) in her semi-final, Mbata was named the tournament's most promising elite boxer and said: "I wasn't expecting my bout to end that quickly, but I'm delighted to have won.

"All my training has paid off and I boxed to my game plan and I was not going to be denied. I was just too psyched and determined to win!

"The Women's Winter Box Cup is a great platform for women and girls who are boxing at all levels to perform on."

Haringey's Colleen Roach was also celebrating after beating Sharna Hitchings (Brighton & Hove ABC) on unanimous points in the Elite B 57kg final.