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Courtenay's Flying Fry.

by Toby Forage.

RETICENCE is not the sort of characteristic normally associated with boxers but in the case of Courtenay Fry it is a perfect description.The 22-year-old light-heavyweight has just become the ABA national champion, but it was his boss who spread the news.John Heath, for whom Fry works as a stock controller in Enfield, said: "He is unbelievably modest about his achievements but personally I think it is brilliant."Barry McGuigan commentated on one of his fights last year and said that he was a great-looking fighter. I don't think you can get much higher praise than that."Wood Green-based Fry himself is naturally pleased about what he has done this year, but as far as he is concerned it is just one more step on the ladder to becoming a professional boxing champion.Fry said: "I trained very hard for the ABA so I was expecting to win it."Now I just have to go on and keep getting the victories elsewhere."Malaysia is just one of the destinations on Fry's itinerary. The Repton boxer travels there for the Commonwealth Games in the summer.Fry is also off to the European Championships where he expects to pick up another medal."The training is going well with my coaches Hakin and Tony Burns, and John has been great about letting me take time out to get on with it," added Fry."Hopefully it will pay off at the European and Commonwealth Games later in the year and I'll pick up a couple of medals."

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