Weston boxers on the road

Coral Forde.

Coral Forde. - Credit: Archant

Weston boxers were on their travels for the first time after their successful event at Hutton Moor.

WESTON Boxing Club took to the road for the first time after their successful show at Hutton Moor.

Oliver Giddings, aged 19, who won the best Weston senior boxer on the night of the home show, faced rising young unbeaten star Akeem Ennis Brown at the Jury’s Hotel in a Western Counties rep tournament.

Ollie got off to a good start and finding the cleaner punches. Akeem came back and made it a battle, but Oliie did enough to edge the first. The second round was another close call and in the third, Akeem started to pull away as Ollie faded to allow Akeem to get the decision.

Three of Weston’s boxers travelled to Sturminster Newton. Harry Broadway (16) faced the host club’s Bryn Wain in this junior middleweight contest, with both boxers making their debuts.


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Harry threw some big hay makers to set out his stall, but Wain did not buckle. Harry continued to throw punches and looked the stronger boxer. Wain stuck to his style working behind his jab and was ecstatic when he was given the decision.

Female middleweight boxer Coral Forde (18) was next to don the club’s black and gold colours. She faced Salisbury City boxer Michelle Clark, again both boxers making their debuts.

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Coral fought like a trooper from the opening bell and was the fitter and more skilled boxer, clearly taking all three rounds making it easy for the judges to make her the winner.

Tom Harris (18), another Weston middleweight was to bring a finish to proceedings by facing the home clubs Cataldo Ferrari, who made the faster start as Tom prodded away with the jab.

However, Ferrari began to run out of gas early and Tom upped his tempo, driving home a solid performance to take the decision.

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