Horseshoe show is a big hit

James Townsend in action at Horseshoe ABC's show

James Townsend in action at Horseshoe ABC's show

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor

HORSESHOE Boxing club hosted the all England semi-finals at the Next Generation club and saw a crowd of around 600 people pack the venue and witness some tremendous boxing.

The championship must have inspired the Horseshoe boxers, who were all there watching, for they all lifted their game and had a real positive approach to their bouts later that evening.

First to box for the host club was young Jake Stevens and he took on Weston-super-Mare’s Jiley Lamb. Despite Stevens’ best efforts the visitor took the decision.

Next up was Luke Scot-Brown against Joshua Demoure from Hanwell London, who also took the victory.

Kayden Connolly claimed Horseshoe’s first win on the night against a very strong Wesley Williams of Weston-super-Mare.

Connolly got of to a flyer which stunned Williams and the visitor came out in the second round and worked hard but the home fighter picked off Williams which had the crowd on their feet before going on to secure the victory.

George White met Hanwell’s Tamaeem Noor for the fourth time and after a hesitant start from White went on to claim a split decision success.

Harrison Pearson faced Hanwell’s unbeaten Dovual Taylor and the Londoner used his southpaw jab to good effect to take the opening round, but the Horseshoe fighter fought back to win.

Last up was the only senior on the program, James Townsend, who had his first bout of the season only last week, and he boxed Chris Ford of Synwell.

Although each round was close, Townsend looked to have won each of the rounds and the crowd were stunned when Ford was announced the winner.

The best bout of the night award went to Townsend and Ford, while the best boxer award went to Pearson.

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