Rhyan claims a quickfire victory

Swindon Advertiser: Rhyan Thomas Rhyan Thomas

WALCOT boxer Rhyan Thomas blew away his opponent in just under a minute to record a sensational victory at the Brentwood Youth ABC event last Saturday.

Reece Terry from the host club was the hapless recipient of the onslaught as the Swindonian made it two wins from two contests.

The 24-year-old, assisted by his father Lionel McCrea in his corner, scored from the outset with fast left jabs and straight rights to boss the opening exchanges.

The Brentwood man had no answer to the Walcot middleweight’s attacks, and after a double right hand had shaken him down to his boots, his legs buckled and his defence was in disarray.

As the referee intervened to administer a standing count the Brentwood corner threw in the towel to save their man further punishment.

Clubmate Sarkatt Aziz was unlucky not to complete the Walcot win double, losing a close match on points to home boxer Paul Bloomfield.

The 24-year-old appeared to land the cleaner shots in this close encounter, but the ringside judges awarded the Brentwood man a majority points’ decision.

Aziz felt particularly aggrieved as this was his third consecutive controversial points’ loss.

Thirteen-year-old Sammy Pryce performed with great credit on his Walcot debut against Guildford’s Levi Cole.

A recent acquisition from the Pinewood Star club in Reading, Sammy gave as good as he got throughout three entertaining rounds, and although the points decision went against him on another day he might have snatched the decision.

Coach Lionel McCrea was happy with all his boxers, saying afterwards: “Rhyan looked strong and finished his guy off well in only his second contest.

“Sarkatt was very unlucky, and should have been awarded the decision, whilst Sammy’s bout was close.

“All three did Walcot proud.”

Meanwhile, at the Broad Plain Boys Club Dinner Show in Bristol, 13-year-old Freddy Farrar battled bravely against the host club’s John McDonagh but lost out to a very strong opponent.

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