Coach is proud of his dedicated team of boxers

Darren Boyes in action in his Yorkshire ABA middleweight title fight.
Darren Boyes in action in his Yorkshire ABA middleweight title fight.

Bridlington ABC’s head coach Damien Grant was thrilled with the determination shown by his boxers at their home show at The Spa.

He singled out new Yorkshire ABA champion Darren Boyes for special praise after his patient wait to get his hands on the belt.

“Darren was due to box for the belt in November but had to pull out due to illness, so it was great that he was still allowed to challenge for it this time,” said Grant.

“His opponent Cameron Kaihau came to the ring having previously boxed against some quality boxers, including entering into England Boxing’s elite championships.

“Darren has trained really hard for the contest, despite working full time, and he always ensures that he trains five days a week.

“It was great to see his hard work and dedication rewarded with him winning the belt.

“This show was a great chance for our next generation of boxers to really showcase their talent with many of them having their first or second contests.

“Boxing in front of such a large crowd is never easy and all of our boxers faced tough opposition, as usual.

“It was also good to see the night rounded of with four Bridlington senior bouts, all of whom were really well supported by the crowd. All of our boxers performed really well and did the club proud.

“The boxers train four or five nights per week in the gym, as well as going out running, and this is all on top of their school or work commitments and it is good to see the town’s people come and show such great support and reward them for all their hard work.

“They were straight back in the gym on Monday preparing for events up and down the country.”