Henrybrings home bacon at Sudbury

SUDBURY ABC hosted 11 evenly-matched bouts on a dinner show at the town's Delphi Sport and Social Club.

SUDBURY ABC hosted 11 evenly-matched bouts on a dinner show at the town's Delphi Sport and Social Club.

One significant bout on the bill saw this season's ABA Championships get underway, when the Suffolk light-heavyweight title was contested between Henry Bacon of Triple A ABC versus former serviceman Matt Jack of New Astley ABC (Lowestoft v Newmarket).

Jack took the initiative, edging ahead after two rounds, with his solid digs to head and body piecing Bacon's guard. Bacon responded well in the third, his best round, when he became more mobile and landed eye-catching right hooks to the body.

Twenty-one-year-old Bacon maintained the pressure in the fourth to take a close points win and progress to the Eastern Counties round of the competition.


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On the home front, Sudbury ABC had a frustrating night, dropping several close decisions.

Pick of their winners would be Mark Reeve, who moved well and combined with his efficient punch selection edged him onto victory against Kris Wright from Norwich Lads ABC, on a majority points decision.

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Battler Lee Moffat took on the fleet-footed and rangy Danny Sawer from Gator ABC. Moffat rolled under Sawer's punches and fired off solid hooks to take the spoils from the judges on a unanimous points decision.

Young Jack Lavalle looked to have done enough against Alfie Brown Syskes from Five Star ABC. His busy style and punching to head and body seemed to have edged him to victory, but alas for him and the home supporters, it wasn't to be as he dropped a majority points decision to the useful Londoner.

Bout of the night was the junior match-up of Dewy Taylor and another Five Star boxer, Jack Murray. A frenetic three-rounder ensued, which had the crowd on their feet. Southpaw Murray's more accurate shots got him through on a deserved unanimous decision against a courageous foe.

Other results

Juniors: Reece Connor (City of Gloucester) wupts Tommy Taylor (Sudbury) 52kg. Jordan Nicholls (Norwich Lads) wmpts Miles Kelling (Sudbury) 36kg. Daniel Woledge (St Mary's) wupts Sam Justice (Sudbury) 45kg. Pat O'Donnell (Cheshunt) wupts Tony Reeve (Eastgate) 61kg. Jack Murry (Five Star) wupts Dewy Taylor (Sudbury) 60kg. Spencer Hunt (Norwich Lads) lupts Chris Goddard (Canvey) 68kg.

Seniors: Craig Harvey Finchley wupts Ben Preston (Sudbury) 62kg

Bout of the night: Murray v Taylor. Best Sudbury Boxer of the night: Lee Moffatt. Best Away Boxer: Jack Murray.

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