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Boxing: Capacity crowd roars on fighters at Wirral Community Police ABC show

WIRRAL Community Police ABC produced a 13-bout card for their latest show which attracted a capacity crowd at Whitby Sports & Social Club.

WIRRAL Community Police ABC produced a 13-bout card for their latest show which attracted a capacity crowd at Whitby Sports & Social Club.

Local professionals Paul Butler and Matty Fagan were in attendance to lend their support to fighters from the club which set them on the road to stardom.

Best boxer on the night was schoolboy George Martin, who kept control of Louis Caerns (Rotunda) with the aid of a stiff left jab. Caerns never gave up, but was frustrated at every turn by the home hero.

Junior Ben McGuigan pushed Martin close for the best boxer title.

In his bout with Mason Cox (Market District), both boys tipping the scales at 80kgs, McGuigan showed good technique but and his better defence won the day in an exciting bout.

Earlier, Reece Goodhall had lost on points Jay McKeown (Gemini) in a sprightly, fast-moving contest.

Morgan Handley’s bout with Kirkdale’s Tom Bennett was terminated by the referee when Bennett was sick.

Bradley Powell lost on points to Curtis Earle (Bryns) in an entertaining schoolboy clash, while James Delaney’s bout with Jordan Yates (Lowe House) was even, until a final flourish in the final round saw the Wirral boxer win on points.

Joshua Quinn and Jack McEvoy pulled out wins over Jack Davies (Long Lane) and Jonathon Wazse (Higherside) respectively.

Jack Tidd could not repeat his form of earlier in the season as he lost on points to Kai Billingsley (Tower Hill), while Tom Shiels was beaten by Jake Morton (Kirkby) in a slugfest.

Will Fewtrell lost his third bout on the trot and in each case looked to have done enough, this time losing out to Stephen Floyd (Derby Lane).

Jay Holmes, son of senior coach Lee Holmes, stopped Jack Shallcross on a count out in the first. It was a great performance by Holmes, who was stepping back into the ring following a three-year absence due to injury.

The final fight of the night was a titanic super-heavyweight struggle between Christopher Howell and Trinity’s Jack Harrison. Suffering from cramps in his shoulders in the first, Howell was counted out in the second having given his all.

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