Bradley shows off his skills

WESTON ABC took two young boxers to Hatherly Manor Hotel, Gloucester, and first up was 12-year-old Wyvern schoolboy Bradley Warwick in a skills contest.

WESTON ABC took two young boxers to Hatherly Manor Hotel, Gloucester, and first up was 12-year-old Wyvern schoolboy Bradley Warwick in a skills contest with Josef Roberts of Yeovil.A skills contest consists of three one-minute rounds where the boxers demonstrate their skills and are both not judged as a winner or loser, each receiving trophies at the end for their efforts. Both these young lads put on a competent performance and are surely to shine in the future.Next on the bill for Weston was 14-year-old Josh Giddings of Broadoak School, who was trying to emulate the successes of both his elder brothers, who faced previously undefeated Jack Bullingham from the City of Gloucester club. Bullingham charged forward on the opening bell, sending in a three-punch combination to lay his mark on the contest. Josh, a southpaw, stood back shook it off and waited for the next assault, and as Jack came forward throwing punches, Josh laid off and then turned in a lovely short rear hand hook, catching Jack flush on the chin Bullingham was not so brave at coming forward the rest of the contest and it became more of a tactical affair, but Josh's timing and cleaner connection with punches was the greater and all three judges gave it to the young 56kg Weston man.The young boxers of Weston ABC would like to mention how grateful they are for the recent funding they have received from the Mayor's Ball.On Saturday, April 4, Weston ABC are hosting the Western Counties Senior and Junior ABA National Championships at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. This event will see some boxers whho are currently representing England and others on the verge of making it into the England squad competing against each other for national titles, all with the hope of representation in the 2012 Olympic Games. If anybody requires further information about purchasing tickets they can contact John on 07786 371164.


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