Coach thrilled with his boxers

Bridlington ABC

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Bridlington ABC’s head coach Damien Grant was delighted with the way his boxers rose to the challenge of performing at the Spa.

He said: “It is the highlight of the year for our boxers, getting to perform in front of their home crowd. It’s great to see so many people from the town turn up in support for these young boxers who train so hard all year round.

“All the boxers performed really well in some tough contests. The season has only just started for us really, we have lots of contests coming up over the coming weeks and months before we return to the Spa in March.

“The club would like to thank everyone who came to watch as well as all our sponsors.

“With Jack Marshall, Cameron Connelly and Harry Connelly it was stepping into the unknown a little as they are all unboxed and facing unboxed opponents so you never know what your going to get. Jack proved a little too strong for his opponent in his opening skills bout and a first round TKO for Cameron Connelly followed by a unanimous points win for his brother, Harry started the evening well.

“James Precious and Billy Gibson both had tough local rivals and Leah Smith’s opponent had come all the way from Swansea in South Wales and came with nearly three times the experience of Leah. It was a tough bout for Leah who stepped her game up well.

“Ben Malone had probably the toughest contest of the night, his opponent came to the ring with 16 wins out of 19 contests. He was currently on a run of 12 contests without a defeat including an English and British title.

“Aaron Boyes had a very tough opponent from Sunderland but his speed and work rate proved too much for the North East fighter. Unfortunately Roan Stanley and Darren Boyes were unable to compete due to illness.”