Harwich boxers in good form at Felixstowe event
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Harwich boxers were in good form at Felixstowe’s Brackenbury Sports Centre recently.
Of the eight who took part, six guested for a Suffolk Select versus a Tyne Tees & Wear team, organised by the Rotary Club of Felixstowe.
Welterweight prospect Rio Gordon, 17, faced a determined Danny Neil from Middlesborough ABC.
Neat boxing at distance by Gordon had him in front through the contest and even when Neil worked on the inside, the Harwich boxer was more than an equal. After three rounds of action, Gordon took a unanimous points decision and a commemorative Suffolk belt prize to boot!
Schoolboy Cameron Walker was first on the bill to record a win for Harwich, with a tidy display of skills against Lennon Burham of Brandon ABC. As the contest unfolded, Walker’s confidence grew on his way to a clear unanimous points win.
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Sam Campbell, 17, a resident of Tattingstone, scored well to head and body in his contest with Daniel Fairlamb of Marden ABC. A solid last round capped a good performance from Campbell, who took yet another clear unanimous points win for Harwich.
Another 17-year-old, Killian Hardy returned to the ring after an injury had kept him out for the last four months, and soon picked up where he left off. Although losing the opener to counter punching Shildon boxer Conner Byrne, Hardy soon shook off the ring rust to find his rhythm and worked his way back into contention with sharp shots.
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Needing the round, Hardy dug deep and forced Byrne to the ropes to take a close split points win.
On his debut for the club, 18-year-old Peri Johnson acquitted himself well against Scott Robertson, from Walkerfield ABC, before dipping out on a close points decision. Likewise, schoolboy Peter Foster, from Ipswich, gave a good argument to Alfie Simpson of Crook Town ABC, before the Harwich boxer went down on a split decision.
J Stavers (Houghton) won split I O’Doherty (Essex Uni); S Stark (Houghton) won split J Sumner (Sudbury); B Jarvis (Redcar) bt unanimous R Elden (Eastgates, Bury); M Penrith (Shildon), lost W Rach (Essex Uni).
The team match ended a 5 all draw!