Six of the best for Ark­low in the Wexford Box Cup

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THE in­au­gu­ral Wexford Box Cup was held over three days last week­end in St Joseph’s hall in Wexford.

Three hun­dred box­ers from Ire­land, Eng­land, Scot­land and Wales took part in one of the hard­est championships for both Boys and Girls held in Ire­land.

The first Ark­low win­ner was Sean Tyn­dall . Sean at­tacked from start to win a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion against Dean Smithers from Swords.

Am­ber Byrne was Ark­low’s sec­ond cham­pion. In the semi-fi­nal Am­ber con­firmed su­pe­ri­or­ity over Ann Wil­liamson. Am­ber’s long-range punch­ing proved too much for the Cur­ragh girl.

In the fi­nal Am­ber beat Leanne Caw­ley from Mul­li­na­hone. Again Am­ber’s long-range punches proved too much for the Tip­per­ary cham­pion.

Daniel Fox was in great form to out­point favourite Nathan O’Brien from Wexford C.B.S.

Daniel caught the Wexford boy with solid coun­ters to win a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Ja­son Breen had to set­tle for a win by W.O. as his op­po­nent had to with­draw for med­i­cal rea­sons.

Matthew Tyn­dall had a good win in his semi-fi­nal bout against Thomas Mon­aghan from Mul­li­na­hone, win­ning a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

In his fi­nal Matthew con­firmed su­pe­ri­or­ity over Martin O’Con­nor from En­nis­cor­thy.

These boys had met three times and Matthew was to win their fourth meet­ing by us­ing his counter-punch­ing skills to score with left and right hooks to keep the Wexford dy­namo off bal­ance .A good win for Matthew .

Sean Crow­ley was Ark­low’s sixth gold medal­list when he out­classed Ul­ster cham­pion John Mur­phy from St Mon­i­cas.

Sean demon­strated the real skills of box­ing by hit­ting and not be­ing hit, such was his foot­work and counter-punch­ing. An ex­cel­lent win.

Win­ning sil­ver Damien Ai­bologa beat Matt Lambe from the Se­tanta club, scor­ing with fast com­bi­na­tions.

Damien had a great first round in the fi­nal against Tom Mur­phy of St Ibar’s but fell be­hind in the sec­ond and third to lose on points.

Daniel Feokry­tova had a good win in his first bout, beat­ing English boxer Amil Khan Wellington on a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Daniel lost in the fi­nal to Irish cham­pion Michael Donoghue from Athy.

In the semi-fi­nals Michael Moore­house gave his all against Tom O’Reilly of Athy.

Padraig Keogh, hav­ing only his third fight, never stopped against a very ex­pe­ri­enced Ken Dil­lon from Clonmel.

It was Padraig who fin­ished the bet­ter but lost on points.

Josh Whit­more had a good win in his first bout against Paul Browne from Sliamh Lu­cra, win­ning a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

In his sec­ond bout Josh was in with Euro­pean sil­ver medal­list Sean Cairns, Legacy.

Josh gave a good ac­count of him­self be­fore los­ing on points.

Sean Flem­ing gave his all against English boy Mick Reilly from Lake Shore and lost a close de­ci­sion on points.

Owen Moore had a slow first round and de­spite win­ning the sec­ond lost the third in a close en­counter against Daniel Keogh of Lib­erty.

Philip Feokry­tova had a real bat­tle with favourite Roy Col­gan, Avona.

Philip did most of the at­tack­ing but Col­gan’s long-range shots was the de­cid­ing fac­tor.

Ark­low’s box­ers will now pre­pare for a tour­na­ment against Holy Fam­ily Box­ing Club, Drogheda which takes place in Drogheda on De­cem­ber 3rd.

Fol­low­ing this Ark­low Box­ing club will hold a test match tour­na­ment in The Gym on De­cem­ber 12, when it is hoped to fea­ture some of the un­der­age box­ers, so all un­der­age box­ers must have their med­i­cal 2 pass­port pho­tos and birth cer­tifi­cates in by Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15.

Daniel Fox, who won gold in the Wexford Box Cup.

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