Adams aims to pack a punch as he enters the ring for the ABA Finals

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BIG-hitting Wakefield boxer Cain Adams will be hoping history repeats itself this weekend as he looks to win a second national title on the spin.

Adams, who turned 19 this week, will enter the ring for the finals of the National Senior Novice ABA Championships in Ilford, London on Sunday.

The White Rose Boxing club fighter won the competition as a bantamweight in the A class section last year, which is for boxers who’ve fought in ten bouts or less.

Adams makes the step up to the B class section, which allows boxers with 20 bouts or less under the belts to enter, this year and has fought his way to a final bout with London-based boxer Christos Loannou.

Victory would mean back-to-back national titles for the former Outwood Grange Academy pupil.

And White Rose Boxing Club coach John Hall believes Adams can repeat his success of last year.

“It’s going to be tough for Cain, especially coming up against a London-based boxer in London, but there’s no reason why he can’t win it,” he said.

Adams, who has been competing in the featherweight category in this season’s championships, received byes in his first and second round bouts.

He beat Liverpool-based opponent John Edwardson, and won all three rounds, at the semi-final stage to progress to the final.

White Rose boxer Brandon Pickup is also in action this weekend when he enters the Royal Navy National Schools ABA Championships.

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