McDonagh brothers at the double

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WALCOT ABC returned from their trip into Hertfordshire with a win double courtesy of the McDonagh brothers, writes DAVE VEYSEY.

Hoddesdon Boxing Academy were the hosts for an event showcasing some of the top amateur talent in the south of England.

Fourteen-year-old Jimmy McDonagh met Shamus Khan from the host club in a quality match at 44kg.

Jimmy scored with combinations of straight punches from the opening bell, whilst maintaining a tight guard to prevent Khan from scoring on the counter.

During the middle session Khan kept advancing on the Walcot boxer with some success, but McDonagh landed with uppercuts.

The final two minutes saw both boxers gave their all, but at the bell Jimmy was awarded a majority points victory.

Completing the brace of wins for the central Swindon gym was Jimmy’s younger brother Mikey.

The 11-year-old encountered Kye O’Flynn from Chalvedon ABC in a 28kg contest.

From the outset McDonagh held the centre of the ring and scored with left jabs and straight rights.

The second round saw O’Flynn attempt to draw the Walcot boxer onto his right hand, without much success as Mikey slipped many of his punches.

During the final session McDonagh enjoyed the bulk of the scoring, and was a majority points winner.

Walcot coach Harold Scott Jr was very happy with his boxers, saying: “Both lads boxed well against tough opposition.

“Jimmy beat a boy he will probably meet in the schoolboy championships after Christmas and looked good doing it.

“Mikey is now two wins from two contests and he already looks like a top prospect for the future.

“This was a very good day for Walcot ABC.”


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