Thursday, April 26, 2012
Lympstone Boxing Club members have hit peak form just in time for their final home show of the season on May 19 at Exmouth Pavilion.
The show will have world-ranked current British and Commonwealth Super-Flyweight Champion Lee Haskins as guest of honour.
Jared Jones, 20, 72Kg, crossed swords with Jack Taylor of Coombe Martin on the recent Torbay ABC Show at the Riviera Centre.
Jones kept the ever advancing Taylor at bay in the first round with sharp left jabs, and grew in confidence as the bout went on and ran out a convincing points winner.
Boxing on the same bill was James Beaumont, 22, 75kg, who gained his first victory when he outpointed Ian Beaver of Intense ABC Plymouth, in an even bout with each boxer giving their all.
Beaumont gained a majority verdict.
Connor Lester, 17, 65Kg was on the end of a dubious majority points decision against the home club’s Dan Nickles.
Lester seemed to be cruising to victory with an impressive display and had Nickles hanging on for dear life in the third round as the Lympstone boxer went for the stoppage - only to be denied by the judges.
Boxing on a rare Sunday afternoon show at Plymouth Albion Rugby Club saw Harry Webb, 15, 56Kg featured in a junior bout against Reece Shanley of Pilgrims ABC, Plymouth.
Shanley entered the ring sporting an unbeaten record and started the first throwing big bombs trying to unsettle his opponent, but Webb was equal to these tactics moving and covering well.
The next two rounds saw Webb get the Measure of Shanley spearing him with left jabs as the Plymouth lad strived to land his big bombs after three intriguing rounds Webb won a majority points decision against a very strong and determined opponent.
Connor Lester, 17, 65Kg had a return contest against Ashley Gargett of Devonport.
These two met on the Exmouth ABC show at the Pavilion in March when Lester won a very tight split decision.
This time however Lester was well on top after a scrappy first round and some stern words from his corner. He started to get his boxing together landing telling blows as Gargett tried to get his punches off, but was countered by a very confident Lester who ran out a unanimous points winner.