A young Worksop boxer will make his ‘international’ debut next weekend, at the Monkstown Cup in Dublin.
Marcus Ellis will box on 4th, 5th and 6th July in the Republic of Ireland, taking on opponents from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Norway and other European countries.
The youngster, and fellow Chesterfield ABCfighter Ryan Hopkinson, will be representing England.
It will mark the start of an exciting 12 months for the duo, who are hoping to enter the schoolboy championships next season.
The Chesterfield boxing club has had plenty to celebrate this season, with Creswell’s Ryan Turner and Clowne fighter Jared Wild reaching the semi-finals of the National Ambition Boxing Championships.
Wild, who was selected for England squad training, also won the under 91kg central senior novice title.
Turner, meanwhile was selected to represent Derbyshire ABA, boxed the Notts and Lincs under 60kg champion and won, and represented East Midlands ABA with another big victory.
In his most recent bout the 60kg boxer took on Tommy Larkin of Solihull ABC, the Midlands champion, in a Creswell fight night hosted by his club, Chesterfield.
In round one Turner showed superior boxing skills , frustrating his opponent , and landing telling body shots .
Round two saw Larkin attempt to turn the bout into a brawl, with some success as he took the round.
But in the third round Turner came out boxing, taking some good advice from his corner to dominate the round with speed and angles.
Turner ended the round with a huge left hook that sent his foe’s gum shield flying across the ring.
His performance was enough tos ecure victory by a majority decision from the judges.
Next season Turner will be looking forward to defences of his Derbyshire lightweight belt.
Fight night results
Skills bouts (no winner announced) 30kg Connor Robson (Chesterfield ABC) v Bradley Jukes (Great Wyrley BC), 38kg Bradley Hobson (Chesterfield ABC) v Charlie Rowe (Inspired ABC), 30kg Jamie Tagg (Chesterfield ABC) v George Deardon (Bennys ABC).
Schoolboy, junior and youth bouts: 43kg Sam Wrag (Sheffield BC) lost to Ivan Price (Hunslet Club); 44kg Ryan Hopkinson (Chesterfield ABC) beat Oliver Cooper (Great Wyrley BC); 50kg Liam Dring (Chesterfield ABC) lost to Jacob Staten (Hunslet Club); 72kg Stan Stannard (Bennys ABC) beat George Reynolds (Solihull ABC); 80kg Bryn Dalton (Chesterfield ABC) beat Kalem Blyth (Mexborough ABC).
Senior bouts: 80kg Tim Ventrella (Bennys ABC) beat Richard Herrick (X Box); 60kg Ryan Turner (Chesterfield ABC) beat Tommy Larkin (Solihull ABC); 64kg Shaun Hurdman (South Derby BC) beat Konrad Nowicki (X Box).
Central Novice 60- 63.5kg title bout: Stuart Balfe (Chesterfield ABC) lost to Mark Underwood (St George ABC).