Brothers to box in Bodmin

Brothers Liam and Lewis Hunt both won Western North championship finals and now go on to box in Bodmin.

WESTON ABC got their first tournament of the season underway at Devizes with brothers Liam and Lewis Hunt competing in the Western North Novice Championships and young Jiley Lamb demonstrating his techniques in a skills contest.

First to cross the ropes was Liam Hunt, who had to box off to get in the middleweight class B final the same evening. Standing in his way was Jack Fisher of the host club. Liam, aged 25, like his brother, have been training hard all summer for these championships, and proved too strong for Fisher, finishing the bout in the second round.

Later that evening, he faced Jack Hencher of Baker St ABC, Gloucester. Hencher came out firing from the opening bell catching Liam cold, but he soon regained control and his firepower was too much and Hencher was withdrawn in the second round as well.

Liam is the new Class B Western Counties North champion and now travels to Bodmin in Cornwall, where he faces Mikey Dann last year’s national champion.

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Between Liam’s two contests, Jiley Lamb, aged 10, demonstrated his skills against host club boxer Jolson Williams (11).

Liam’s brother Lewis (22) also fought in a straight-off final for the Western North Class A light welterweight title, his opponent was Lee Cotler of Fitzpatricks ABC from Swindon.

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After an even first round, Lewis forced a standing eight count in the second and went on to force the referee to stop the bout. He now goes on to box Dan Smith of Tamar ABC of Bude at Bodmin on Saturday.

Oliver Giddings, aged 19, travelled to the Bristol Hotel, Bristol, to box for the Western North Class B novice title. Facing him was the 2012 regional champion Danny Harris of Paddy John’s ABC.

Giddings had the better of the second half of the contest, but the judges found in favour of Harris by a close point decision.

Weston ABC is one of two affiliated amateur boxing clubs in the area, the other being the Warriors at Sweat FA. They train on Tuesday and Sunday evenings and are looking for more future senior champions. For more information, call John on 07786 371164.

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