Islington Boxing Club’s Slavisa Gegic wins gold at BUCS Championships

Islington Boxing Club's Slavisa Bilic, undefeated, won the BUCS boxing championship last month
One Islington Boxing Club's best young boxers, Slavisa Bilic, won the BUCS boxing championship last month

Slavisa Gegic, one of the most promising amateur boxers at Islington Boxing Club, claimed victory at the BUCS boxing championships last month to continue his undefeated run. 

Gegic, a student at London Met University, fought off opponents from Cardiff, Loughborough and Portsmouth to claim the under 64kg finals, held at Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre, in Stoke.

“I’m very proud of becoming BUCS champion,” he said. “I’m the first boxer from Islington Boxing Club and London Met University to win the title.”

“This means a lot to me and hopefully this is the first of my amateur boxing honours. I know it will be tough to match me as I’m currently undefeated but I’ve still got plenty to work on.”

Gegic went into the tournament with an undefeated record at amateur level and by the end saw his run extend to 13-0.

In the final he came up against Omar Berry of Portsmouth University, who was also undefeated (9-0), but someone’s perfect record had to end.

Unfortunately for Berry he suffered his first defeat at the hands of Gegic. The judges awarded the victory to the up-and-coming Islington boxer with a unanimous decision.

“My plan is to have a couple more bouts before the Box Cup in June and then re-enter the Senior Development Championships next season and go on from there,” Gegic said.

He went on to thank his university and their Students Union for supporting him on the road to taking home the BUCS title. He is the first champion that London Met University and Islington Boxing Club have brought to the competition.