Brothers through to the quarter-finals of national event

Weston Boxing Club enjoyed a busy day of action.

WESTON ABC were out twice in one day last week, with boxers competing at Portsmouth and Sturminster Newton.

Wesley Williams, aged 12, from Hewish and Scott Davey (13) of Worle School, travelled to Portsmouth.

Williams was first to don the club’s black and gold colours when he faced Heart of Portsmouth ABC schoolboy boxer Bailey Donald.

After a sluggish first round, Williams began to get the better of his opponent and did enough to earn to earn victory.

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Davey had to wait until the 15th contest of the day and after a long journey, seemed to have an effect on his performance as it was very lacklustre. He lost on points to Jason Stanley of Team Wiseman ABC Portsmouth.

In the evening, welterweight Oliver Giddings, aged 19, of the Oldmixon, travelled to Sturminster Newton to face local boxer Shane Hayward.

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Giddings stole the show with an excellent performance at range and on the inside, which saw him get the decision and a round of applause from the crowd. Special guest former British middleweight champion James Cook gave him some words of encouragement.

Brothers Liam Hunt (27), a middleweight and light-welterweight Lewis Hunt (22), progressed to the quarter-finals of the National Novice Championships.

Lewis’ opponent pulled out due to illness and Liam’s opponent failed to make the weight. Both Western Counties champion boxers face tough opponents from London at the Redwood Lodge Country Club, Long Ashton, on November 17.

For further details, contact John Cleary on 07786 371164.

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