BRIDLINGTON’S Aaron Boyes travelled to Doncaster last Friday to take part in a Yorkshire Schoolboy semi final against Joe Jenkins from Hillsborough ABC in Sheffield.
Jenkins was a very tough opponent and made life even tougher for Boyes by not boxing as expected.
Instead of standing off and boxing at range, he stood centre ring with Boyes as they both traded punches.
Both boxers worked well in the first round and in their eagerness to score shots they also both took a lot, ending the first round pretty much even.
The second round was much of the same however towards the end of the second round Jenkins began to tire under the workload and Boyes began to notch up the points, finishing the second round a little ahead.
The last round was a lot more one-sided with all the shots coming from Boyes. Jenkins managed to find a few flurries but nothing that really caused Boyes any trouble and at the end of the bout the Bridlington boxer got the unanimous decision from the judges.
He will now box on Saturday in the Yorkshire finals along with Bridlington Team-mates Zac Stabler and Kier Herrgesell.
Head coach Damien Grant said: “Aaron boxed really well, he beat who is probably the toughest opponent in the group but still has a lot of hard work to do to become Yorkshire champion.
“It’s great to have three boxers in the Yorkshire finals and they have all had to face tough opponents to get themselves there.
“Wins on Saturday would see the boxers crowned Yorkshire champions and will also gain themselves a place in the national quarter finals.”