Worksop: Ellis produces the goods to take a fine win

Worksop boxer Marcus Ellis had an excellent win in his latest bout in Sheffield
Worksop boxer Marcus Ellis had an excellent win in his latest bout in Sheffield
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Worksop boy Marcus Ellis enjoyed a very good victory in his latest bout at the Parsons Cross Club Show in Sheffield .

Chesterfield ABC member Ellis, 11, fighting in 48-48kg schoolboy category, took on Teagan Stott and gave away nearly two kilograms in weight.

Stott had all the natural advantages of size, strength and reach but Ellis put in a superb performance to take the win.

In the opening round Stott came out very strong trying to push Ellis back.

But the Worksop boxer responded well, taking angles and catching Stott with strong counter punches .

Round two saw Stott still pushing forward.

But Ellis, boxing off the back foot, landed good combinations to the body and head before ducking back to leave his opponent frustrated.

Stott did manage to get Ellis into a corner, but Ellis turned him and landed more counter punches.

In the final round, the punishment Stott had absorbed was starting to take effect and Ellis was able to get on to the front foot and start dictating the contest.

And as the final bell drew now, Ellis dominated with his jab setting up more combinations.

It was no surprise when the Worksop fighter was awarded the contest by a unanimous points decision .

Ellis’ evening then got even better when Ryan Rhodes, the former British and European champion and two-time world title challenger, who was in the audience, came away from the show to speak to him in his changing room.

Rhodes congratulated Ellis on his boxing ability and said his performance was outstanding for a lad of 11.

He said Ellis had a bright future ahead of him if he sticks with it .

Chesterfield head coach Dean Smith said he was very pleased how Ellis had handled the bout and it showed that he could adapt to overcome difficult situations .

Ellis is back in action on 29th November in an event at Shirebrook.