Boxers start national championships heats

Bridlington SPA'An evening of Boxing presented by the Bridlington Club for Young People 'PA1244-22a'Local Boxers and organisers
Bridlington SPA'An evening of Boxing presented by the Bridlington Club for Young People 'PA1244-22a'Local Boxers and organisers

Last weekend, six Bridlington boxers weighed in for national championships.

Shane Green and Paul Dean weighed in for the National Senior Novice Championships. Dean entered in the middleweight division and was due to box a Yorkshire quarter final last night in Leeds. A win there will see him box again on Sunday in the semi final.

For Green, there were only four entries in the heavyweight division so he will box in the Yorkshire semi-final this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Darren Boyes, Liam Bowtell, Zac Stabler and Aaron Boyes all weighed in for the Club For Young People Championships.

There were no other entries in Yorkshire for Stabler so he advances to the regional round against the best boxer from North East at the end of the month.

Darren Boyes was one of two who weighed in and he will box tonight in a Yorkshire final in Sheffield.

Bowtell boxed on Sunday in a Yorkshire semi-final against Doncaster Plant’s Lewis Booth, who was scoring well early on.

Bowtell finished the bout strongly, but the contest went to the judges’ cards. Although it was a close majority decision, Booth got the win.

Aaron Boyes boxed a Yorkshire final on Sunday, facing Awis Liakat from Cleckheaton ABC.

Boyes was by far the more experienced of the two boxers but Liakat did not just come to make numbers up. He came at Boyes with a tight guard and managed to land some good shots on his way in, however Boyes’ work rate and experience began to show through as the bout continued.

As both boxers began to tire, it was Boyes who was landing the cleaner punches.

After three rounds it was close but the majority decision went in favour of the Bridlington boxer.