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Swindon Advertiser: Lewis Roberts and John Varey in action Lewis Roberts and John Varey in action

SWINDON ABC held their first-ever show at Supermarine Sports & Social Club on Friday and 10 home boxers put in good performances.

Ten-year-old Lewis Varey opened the evening with a skills bout against Chard & District’s Mitchell Ayers in which both showed clever combinations and footwork.

Joe Drury fought Michael Watts from Frome ABC in another skills bout, with Drury unleashing lovely straight jabs throughout the three rounds.

Swindon’s John Varey took on Fitzpatrick’s boxer Lewis Roberts and after three close rounds, Varey was given the decision after landing the cleaner shots.

In a rematch, Owen Sutton aimed for victory over Connor Harris from Nechells Green ABC in Birmingham.

The home boxer kept his opponent back with stiff jabs and combinations throughout, securing a unanimous win.

Liam Bailey edged a majority decision against Emeralds ABC’s James Cawley before Migil Lee stepped in with the tall Cullan Wiltshire from Cheltenham ABC.

The first round was even, but in the second Lee forced the pace and gave his opponent a standing count.

He continued in that impressive vein in the third and was unlucky to lose out on a controversial majority decision.

Next up was female boxer Chelsea Gilliver against Courtney Clarke of Nechells Green, who went toe-to-toe in a rematch.

Clarke kept Gilliver away with long-range jabs, but in the second round Gilliver got on the inside and that allowed her to come back into it.

However, Clarke got back on top in the final round to keep Gilliver away and earn victory.

David Davis boxed mostly on the back foot against Leon Mills of Titans ABC and lost on a majority decision, before Billy Varey made his ring debut against Emeralds’ Cameron Agnew.

In a gritty contest, Varey showed great determination was therefore named Swindon ABC’s boxer of the evening, even though he lost out on a close decision.

Last up from the host club was Musha Malcom who fought Emeralds’ Nicholas Mawby, and the home boxer secured a second-round stoppage after dominating from the off.

Swindon ABC would like to thank all sponsors and clubs for attending and all the other bodies involved.

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