Horseshoe show packs a punch

George White in action

George White in action

First published in Sport

SWINDON boxing fans were treated to a knockout evening of boxing at Horseshoe ABC’s show on Saturday.

In front of a sizeable crowd at Next Generation Gym, Horseshoe ABC hosted 10 cracking bouts of boxing.

Opening the show was a toe-to-toe battle between Horseshoe’s Jake Stevens and Weston-super-Mare’s Jiley Lamb, Both boxers gave their all for each three one-and-half-minute rounds before Lamb eventually won a split decision while Swindon’s professional boxing promoter Keith Mayo named the bout fight of the night.

Kayden Connolly was next in the ring and showed his qualities in a terrific contest against Weston-super-Mare’s Scott Davis.

Connolly used his superior footwork to cut down the ring and his accurate left jab kept Davis at bay.

Davis came out strong at the opening of the second but Connolly used his greater boxing ability and picked off Davis at will.

The third saw Connolly dominate the bout and take the unanimous decision he richly deserved.

Horseshoe’s George Richardson was once again involved in an excellent contest against the shorter but stockier Macaulay Macmillan of Synwell ABC.

In the first, Richardson threw some good left-right combinations which Macmillan did well to block.

The inside work from both boxers was a bit messy with the referee having to pull both apart and the end of the round.

In the second, Macmillan came out very determined but was picked off by Richardson as he rushed in.

The last round went the same as the second with Richardson using his greater hand speed and footwork to take the victory.

The other Horseshoe boxers suffered defeats with Jorden Williams losing out to the excellent Jake Stevens of Synwell ABC and George White beaten by Atit Khan of Birmingham ABC.

There were spilt decision defeats for Tom Gray and Sam Vallis against Cory Price (Bridgend ABC)and Max Smith Birmingham ABC) respectively.

Fitzpatricks ABC boxers CJ Singh and Garvey Kelly both suffered defeat although the latter was unlucky to lose on a split decision.

There was also a great bout between Wallace Atwell Weston-super-Mare) and Owen Penny, (Shepton Mallet ABC).

After sharing two hard-fought rounds both boxers continued to throw heavy punches to both head and body for the full, final two minutes with Penny winning on a split decision.

The prizes were handed out by local boxing promoter-manager Keith Mayo and Swindon professional Kelvin Young.

l Meanwhile, Swindon ABC boxers were in action at the weekend with Migill Lee securing a fine win against Jerry Doran at Cheltenham.

Lee started the round quickly and landed some early, solid shots, pushing his opponent on the back foot with some straight punches.

Lee’s work forced Doran into the corner for the last 10 seconds of the round enabling him to unleash a barrage of about 15 shots without reply.

Doran remained on his stool after the bell for second round, handing Lee a superb stoppage success.

Lee boxes again on Swindon ABC’s home show at Supermarine Sports Club on March 28.

For ticket information call Micky Gilliver on 07432615722.

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