Debut win for Terry
Weston Boxing Club’s Terry Price won his first fight in Swansea.
PONTARDDULAIS Rugby Club, Swansea, was the venue for three travelling Weston Boxing Club members.
Terry Price, aged 12, was first to represent the club making his debut against Ryan Harrison of Aberystwyth. Price took the first round and in the second, he widened the gap in points as he started to show his hand speed.
Harrison had no choice but to go all out in the third and Price boxed a sensible final round to take the decision.
Unfortunately things did not go quite as well for Weston’s two other boxers, Wallace Attwell and Ollie Giddings, both faced Welsh champions in the shape of Kyle Mace of Towys, and Chris O’Sullivan of Merlins Bridge.
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Both Weston boxers put up galant efforts with the odds stacked against them, with both losing on points.
The following Day Esme Taylor (12) and Merlene George travelled to Cannock, Staffordshire, for the National Female Championships.
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Esme faced Shauna Taylor of Hetton, Newcastle, with both boxers unbeaten. Esme dominated the first, and was doing well for most of the second, but she let Shauna back into it for her to take a vital split decision.
George had a tough task ahead of her as she faced four-time English champion and European bronze medallist Jenna O’Rielly from Hooks ABC, London. Unfortunately, it was a step to far, even though George put on a strong performance.
The final contest of the year for Weston was Scott Davey of Worle School boxing down in Plymouth.
Davey has had five opponents pull out in the last three months, but was fired up when this contest was announced. Weighing in on the day two kilos lighter than usual, he was ready to unleash his frustrations on his opponent Rory Clay of Lympstone ABC.
The first round was all Davey and in the second he got a bit carried away, allowing himself to get caught. He soon rectified this in the third round, knocking his opponent all around the ring.
Davey won by a landslide margin to bring an end to a busy and successful year for Weston. The club will be back on January 6. For details, contact John on 07786 371164.