Scott loses out in Western Counties final

Scott Davey.

Scott Davey. - Credit: Archant

Weston boxer Scott Davey took part in two fights in the past week.

WESTON Boxing Club member Scott Davey, aged 13, boxed twice last week.

He was the Weston representative for the first round of the schoolboy championships under 46kg category at Gloucester. There were four entries in this group, the favourite being last year’s regional champion Tommy Lee Temblett of Broadplain, Bristol, and it seemed his reputation stood out as two of the other opponents failed to turn up.

It became a Western Counties final and the Worle schoolboy got off to a slow start. It was not till midway through the second round that Scott started to gain some success.

He caught Temblett in the third, but was caught flush himself and his nose started to bleed. He was caught cleanly again and the referee decided he had seen enough and called an end to proceedings.

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Davey was later offered a contest for later in the week against one of the boxers who pulled out of the tournament, Anton Haskins, of Empire ABC, Bristol, son of professional boxing champion Lee Haskins.

First on the same show at Henbury Social Club, Bristol, Weston’s Jordan Baker (13) made his debut in a skills bout against host club boxer Joe Mullen of National Smelting ABC, Bristol.

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This contest only allows boxers to display their skills in a light sparring match, there are no winners and both boxers are awarded trophies. Jordan was impressive and looks ready for the real thing.

Davey looked more confident than he did against Temblett and took up the middle of the ring and dominated the first. The second saw a more aggressive Haskins, but Scott stayed composed, boxed well in the third and finished the round with a continuous barrage of punches to deserve his victory.

Former Weston boxer Liam Hunt made his professional debut on the undercard of the James Degale bout, screened live on Channel 5. Unfortunately for Liam, he was defeated in a close fought contest, Liam was not at his best and is determined to carry on and is looking for a re-match.

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