Ollie remains unbeaten

Two Weston Boxing Club members travelled to Lympstone in Devon for their latest bouts.

WESTON Boxing Club took two young men to Exmouth Pavilions for the Lympstone ABC tournament.

Adam Bowers was first to don the club’s black and gold colours, having already beaten his opponent James Beaumont of Lympstone. He should have been full of confidence, but he started flat, allowing Beaumont to take the first round.

Bowers got going in the second and was cruising, before again dropping off the pace towards the end of the round. He was told by his corner to dig deep in the third, but neither boxer showed a great deal of effort, so the judges awarded the bout to Beaumont.

Next up for Weston was Ollie Giddings, aged 18. Not having boxed for five years, he beat Conor Lester of Lympstone in his first senior bout in March, and he now faced older brother Callum Lester.

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The taller Lester set about business from the opening bell, but some skilled countering from Giddings caught Lester repeatedly. The start of the second round saw Giddings connecting continuously, but Lester was relentless.

The third round saw a tired Giddings and all he could do was keep a tight defence which was enough to take the decision and record his second senior win.

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