Gidman downs champion to progress to semi-finals


Owen Gidman will fight in the semi-finals of the All England ABA National Championships after beating Southern Area champion and England International Mark Chamberlain.

The Bletchley ABA fighter started the first round fast, slipping Chamberlain’s south-paw lead, countering with fast left hooks and right-hands to the body.

In rounds 2 and 3, Chamberlain tried to force the pace but Gidman’s great foot movements around the ring made it hard for his opponent to land a clean shot.

Gidman was awarded a unanimous victory over his formidable opponent and now goes on to face Omar Chaima from Repton ABC in the National semi-finals.