Boxers start the new season

Weston Boxing Club got the new season underway with their presentation evening at Weston St Johns.

WESTON Amateur Boxing Club’s season got underway, firstly with their presentation evening at Weston St Johns.

Twenty-six-year old Liam Hunt took most of the evening’s awards with best senior boxer, coaches’ best boxer and most dedicated to training. Twelve-year-olds Scott Davey took best schoolboy and Wallace Atwell took best prospect.

Female boxer Merlene George, aged 17, received the Presidents Cup for highest achiever after getting to the national semi-finals. Tom Harris (17) was the best junior.

Last season’s tournament trophies where re-presented to Bradley Warwick (14), Royal Hotel best junior and Shane Main (34), Ralph Stanton best club boxer. Jake Giddings (22) received last season’s best boxing display which he provided at Weston’s Winter Gardens.

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Head coach John Cleary received a trophy for services to Weston ABC and finally Adam Bowers (23), received the boxers’ best boxer accolade.

Weston ABC’s Ollie Giddings travelled to Exmouth for the season’s opening bout when he faced Tom Shaw of Lympstone, who has had six times as many bouts as Giddings.

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Eighteen-year-old Giddings is a strong light welterweight and was prepared to put his unbeaten senior record on the line.

In an entertaining bout, Giddings edged the first two rounds. In the third round, both boxers got caught as they tired, but the judges voted unanimously for Giddings.

Giddings and Liam Hunt will be boxing at the weekend in the senior novice championships and Merlene George, Wesley Williams (11) and Scott Davey are also representing the club in Surrey.

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