‘Most important bout of their boxing careers’

Kier Herrgesell
Kier Herrgesell

COULD Bridlington have two National Schoolboy Boxing Champions after this weekend?

Zac Stabler and Kier Herrgesell head to Mansfield on Sunday, looking to achieve something no other local fighter has ever managed.

Bridlington ABC head coach Damien Grant said: “Both boxers have done extremely well to get where they have.

“The club have never had a schoolboy finalist before so to get two in one year is a very good achievement.

“The lads have got the most important bout of their boxing careers so far coming up and are looking in as good a shape as ever.”

Herrgesell travelled to Manchester to face Ryan Barker of the South Durham ABC last weekend.

He started putting pressure on early and although Barker seemed to struggle a little, he did cover up well making the first round low scoring with the Bridlington boxer winning it 1-0.

The second round was a bit more lively with Barker beginning to throw more shots back at Herrgesell with a few making their way through his guard.

At the end of the second round the scores were 5-4 in Herrgesell’s favour.

With all to play for in the last two minutes, Barker tried to work harder but was put on the back foot for the whole round with Herrgesell really putting the pressure on.

The bout finished 10-7 in the Bridlington boxer’s favour, earning him a place in the National Finals this Sunday in Mansfield.

Stabler was not required to box at the schoolboy semi finals last weekend due to his opponent pulling out two days before with flu. He was due to box Eddie Draytron of Scunthorpe ABC.