Boxing duo both have hands raised

TWO Worksop youngsters tasted victory in the ring last Friday, in Huthwaite ABC’s boxing show at Forest Town Welfare.

Manton ABC boxers Dylan Clegg and Alex Hopkins both had their hands raised after impressing the judges.

Clegg beat Highfields ABC’s Ryan Noble with a strong showing, taking control as the fight went on and putting his opponent on the back foot to win a majority decision.

Hopkins got the better of the exhanges in the first round against Jack Spires of Stamford ABC, but the second round was fairly even.

In the final round Hopkins took the fight to Spires, landing clusters of combinations to take the win.

Club official Steve Ellis was delighted with the pair of victories. He told the Guardian: “Alex put a lot of effort into his preparation and deserved the win, and Dylan showed experience beyond his years.”

“I have to say a big thanks to Dean Eshelby, one of our coaches, it was his first time in charge of the corner and he showed great skill and professionalism.”

The club, based at Manton Athletic Club, hope to have at least two fighters in action at tonight’s (Friday) amateur boxing show at North Notts Arena.

Retford ABC are promoting the show, with boxers from Sheffield, Lincoln, Nottingham and Grantham on display.

Entry on the door will cost £10 or tickets can be ordered from 07973 152604.

Boxing begins at 8.30pm.