Weston boxers in action
Three Weston Boxing Club members are to take part in three finals in the next week.
WESTON Boxing Club female junior boxer Mel George travelled to Tamworth to box unbeaten local representative Taylor Hatthaway.
After edging the first round, Mel dominated the second. Hathaway came out blazing at the start of the third, Mel taking five punches on the trot, but she recouped and fought back, but it was not enough as the judges found in favour of Hathaway.
Wesley Williams, aged 11, fought at Yate Leisure Centre against local lad Josh Field. This was another close fought contest, which just went in favour of Field.
The club travelled to Glastonbury with Scott Davey, Sailas Price and Ollie Giddings in action. Scott’s opponent pulled out on the night, the second time this month and the fourth time this season, leaving the 12-year-old disappointed.
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However, he faces European pro boxing champion Lee Haskins son tonight (Thurs).
Sailas Price (14), from Hewish, made his debut against Harry Hughes of Downend, Bristol. In the first round, Price dominated slipping and countering with his southpaw lead.
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The next round saw him use a straight rear hand a little more often, clearly taking the points. The third saw Price dominate, forcing the opposing corner to throw in the towel.
Ollie Giddings (18) was next up. He faced the muscular Si Hill from Golden Ring, Southampton. Hill started with big punches, but Ollie tucked up and fought back with straight punches followed by hooks.
In the second round, Hill still ploughed forward and Ollie was catching him with uppercuts on the way in. The pressure began to take its toll on Ollie in the third, but his corner Sheridan Davey and Shane Main thought he had done enough to take the decision, but Hill won unanimously.
Liam Hunt travelled to Redditch for the Box Cup semi-finals, representing Weston at middleweight in this Class B contest. His opponent from Broad Street, London, was the George White. From the opening bell, this was show of skill and power from both boxers, but Liam’s defence and countering was the sharper.
White knew he was behind for the second so upped the pressure. Weston coach Keith Ambrose told Liam he had to make sure of third round, which he did so convincingly to take a unanimous decision and proceed onto the final on Saturday against Walsall’s Rickie Arrowsmith.
Also this month, Mel George competes in the national junior final against Jenna O’Reilly (London) and Esme Taylor competes in the national schoolgirl final against Shauna Taylor (Newcastle). Both finals are in Cannock, Staffordshire on December 15.