Bridlington Boxing Club’s show at the Spa

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BRIDLINGTON Club for Young People held another successful boxing show at the Spa last Friday night.

BRIDLINGTON Club for Young People held another successful boxing show at the Spa last Friday night.

Harvey Rowe, Ryker Herrgesell and Ben Spaven all had opponents pull out prior to the show and did not compete, leaving 15 contests.

Kirk Crimlisk gave a good account of himself but lost on the scorecards to George Edward Smith of Micky’s ABC in Selby.

Lewis Spaven boxed A Ahmed of Burmantofts ABC in Leeds. He struggled to get going against the southpaw stance of Ahmed and also lost on a points decision.

Billy Gibson had a tough opponent in Adam Iqbal from the Dodworth Miners Welfare ABC in Barnsley.

Iqbal came to the ring undefeated and both boxers stood almost toe to toe for three rounds and it was the Bridlington boxer who came away with a points win.

Next into the ring was Ben Malone who was having his first contest.

He was boxing Thomas Jones of Stainforth ABC in Doncaster. Malone was very nervous going into the ring, as was his opponent.

However Malone seemed the stronger of the two boxers and at times caught Jones at ease, earning him a unanimous points win.

Charlotte Jarvis boxed Demi-Jade Reztan of the Trumpington ABC in Cambridge. Jarvis boxed well against last year’s national champion.

However, the away boxer proved a little too strong in the end and the away boxer got a unanimous win from the judges.

Kier Herrgesell was giving a lot of weight away in boxing Connor Turner of the Ernie Oxer School of Boxing in Doncaster.

The two boxed before Christmas when Turner was the convincing winner, however after winning the national title in January, Herrgesell was boxing with a new found confidence.

He put pressure on Turner for three rounds and at times seemed to hurt Turner earning himself a unanimous points win from the judges.

Aaron Boyes had a tough opponent in Kieron Moore from Northside ABC.

Moore came to the ring with an excellent record however Boyes boxed excellently, putting pressure on Moore.

He worked in and out of range well and ended the bout with a convincing and unanimous win from the judges.

Tom Hebden was boxing Jamie Wheelhouse from Jabs ABC in Catterick.

Wheelhouse was the stronger of the two boxers by far and Hebden was hurt in the first round but battled on well.

He made some good advances in the second round but got caught standing still in the corners at times and during the third round, after two eight counts, the referee was forced to stop the contest in favour of Wheelhouse.

Next to box was Roan Stanley, he had a last minute opponent in A Anwar of Burmantofts ABC in Leeds.

It was a fairly close contest for three rounds however the judges awarded the bout to the away boxer,

Liam Bowtell boxed Ryan Walsh of the Northside ABC in Manchester.

Bowtell boxed perfectly, he controlled the pace of the bout and took most shots on his gloves. He landed some strong shots but it was Walsh that the judges awarded the bout to.

Zac Stabler was having his third contest against Connor Tommins from the St Paul’s Boxing Accademy in Hull.

Stabler started off well getting in close and landing some good body shots.

Throughout the second and third rounds Tommins managed to land some strong uppercuts which managed to swing the bout in his favour and he was awarded a majority decision from the judges.

After the interval the first senior boxer was Tom Wray who boxed Domonic Smith of the Raging Bull ABC in Leeds in a light welterweight contest.

Wray began advancing from the first bell and had a high work rate throughout the bout keeping the pressure on Smith and earning himself a unanimous points win from the judges.

Paul Dean was having a rematch with Michael Hustwit from the Burmantofts ABC in Leeds in a light middleweight contest. The two boxed this time last year when Dean was the winner.

It was a very messy bout with both boxers holding and going in with their heads and shoulders.

Dean got two warnings in the last round leaving Hustwit with a convincing points win.

Darren Boyes was boxing Richard Smith of the Dodworth Miners Welfare ABC in Barnsley. The two have met twice previously with Smith the controversial winner both times on majority decisions.

This time Smith was a lot quicker than before, he managed to take advantage of the big ring, keeping out of range and counter-punching well.

Boyes had a good second round, managing to stay away from Smith and landed a lot of shots however Smith once again advanced in the last round landing some strong shots to body and head.

It was Smith who got another majority decision from the judges.

The final bout of the night was Shane Green who was boxing Jamie Christie of the Scunthorpe ABC.

Green was 11 years the junior of his opponent in this heavyweight contest.

When at range, Green managed to score well landing some strong sraight shots but took some big shots when in close.

On the ropes, Green struggled to get moving and took an eight count in the third round.

At the end of the contest the judges awarded the bout to the Scunthorpe boxer.

The MC Gary Gibson chose the best boxer of the night. He gave the award of best away boxer to Richard Smith of the Dodworth Miners Welfare ABC for his impressive display against Darren Boyes and he gave the best home boxer of the night to Billy Gibson.

Head coach Damien Grant said: “All the boxers had tough contests, no one had an easy ride and they all performed really well.

“Some had really tough opponents but all gave a good account of themselves and put on an excellent show.

“They have done themselves and the club extremley proud. There were 15 highly entertaining contests.

“The club thanks all the sponsors who helped make the show possible and everyone who came to support the boxers.”