Wallice finishes as national silver medallist

Nicky Piper and Sam Higgins.

Nicky Piper and Sam Higgins. - Credit: Archant

Weston Boxing Club members enjoys a busy month of bouts.

MARCH was a busy month for Weston Boxing Club, with Sam Higgins (17) and Damon Godbeer (34), pulling on the gloves at the Bristol Civic Service Clubhouse.

Godbeer faced Phil Pearce of Tiverton and he edged the first round, but Pearce started to get the better of the second until Godbeer made a comeback in the dying moments. However, after returning to his corner, he was unable to get back up again suffering cramp and had to withdraw.

Sam Higgins, the club’s longest serving boxer, faced Harry Edwards of Devizes. Higgins got the better of the first, but lost the second and edged the start of the third, only to allow Edwards back in it at the end of the third. It was down to the judges, who found favour of Edwards by a split decision.

Terry Price (14) donned the club’s black and gold colours in Blandford, where he faced European champion Adam Hussien of Pinewood Star, Bracknell, in the quarter-finals of the Junior Cadet event.

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Terry started well, but then dropped off, coming back to his corner saying his opponent was too fast. A few words from his corner sent him out for the third round more confident and he bossed it, but left it too late, losing on all the three judges’ cards, leaving Wallice Attwell of Weston, travelling to the finals at Sheffield.

Attwell faced Karol Ituama from St Mary’s, Chatham, Kent, in the final and it was a hard-fought contest. Unfortunately for Attwood, he became the National Junior silver medallist for the second year in a row by a split decision.

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Last weekend, Higgins travelled to Devizes, where he faced a re-match against the host club’s Harry Edwards. Both boxers fought hard in the first round and it was difficult to split them. His pressure in the second started to tell on Edwards as he clearly took the second.

The third round saw Higgins keep up the pressure and Edwards wilting and he made it easy for the judges giving him an unanimous victory. Both boxers face each other again at the Weston show on April 18 at Hutton Moor, where there is a packed bill of local boxers.

For those interested in ringside tables, contact John Cleary on 07786 371164 or tickets are for sale on the door on the evening from 7pm.

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