Blood and drama but no success for Walton boxer
Despite providing an entertaining fight, Nick Lang’s second corporate fight didn’t go his way.
The Fightback event organiser Jeff Stutt said the crowd got into the fight.
‘‘There was a bit of showboating, blood and drama.’’
Stutt was surprised with the judges decision at the end of the three two-minute rounds.
‘‘I thought he might have done enough to win.’’
Lang, a Walton Boxing Club member, said his fight on June 27 was very close.
‘‘It went to a split decision, two judges in favour of the opponent and one judge electing us as the winner,’’ he said.
‘‘The fight was very physical and aggressive but fought in good spirit and was called the fight of the night for its entertainment.’’
He said he had prepared for weeks to box with composure and conserve energy but his opponent was from a gym which had a reputation as power hitters and he came out swinging hard so by the end of the first round they were both determined to stop each other early. ‘‘It was ugly but a lot of fun.’’ Lang felt both he and his coach Trevor McIntyre represented the club and Walton well at the Hamilton event as they helped a lot of the other fighters and with the running of the night. McIntyre also stood in for some boxers’ coaches.
Walton Boxing Club’s next boxer to step in the ring will be Zep Clark-Lynn.
His next fight is the Central North Island champs on July 18.
Lang said he will be a good chance of claiming another title in the 0-10 fight category.
At the same event last year the 17-year-old won the welterweight division under the section for boxers who had fought between zero and five fights in his first ever fight.