HAPPY COU­PLE

Nathan and Nina are both win­ners in Not­ting­hamshire

Boxing News - - Action - Andy Whit­tle RING­SIDE

PART­NERS Nathan Mcin­tosh and Nina Bradley both tri­umphed in their re­spec­tive four-rounders at Ne­wark Show­ground.

Hav­ing suf­fered only the sec­ond loss of his ca­reer four months ago, Not­ting­ham’s Mcin­tosh bounced back by shut­ting out ex­pe­ri­enced Lithua­nian Arvy­das Trizno.

Lo­cal Nina, mean­while, ran out a 40-35 win­ner (two-minute rounds) in only her sec­ond paid con­test. It was a keenly fought en­counter against Hun­gary’s

Klau­dia Vigh, who hung in well un­der fire after be­ing sent to the can­vas fol­low­ing a spell of sus­tained pres­sure mid­way through the sec­ond.

Tall Ne­wark debu­tant Olly Marple bossed his four against Din­ning­ton’s Dar­ren Snow, but de­spite his best at­tempts at chop­ping the York­shire­man down with a mul­ti­tude of body shots, he was forced to set­tle for a 40-36 vic­tory.

Cheered on by a noisy band of fol­low­ers from a dozen miles down the road in Oller­ton, Ben Eland had a lit­tle too much for Hyde’s still-win­less Mike Castell. Ref­eree-for-the-af­ter­noon Shaun Messer scored Eland a 40-37 win­ner – a tally that looked spot on.

Lyd­ney’s Lewis van Poetsch hit too hard and too of­ten for Not­ting­ham-based Welsh­man Car­wyn Her­bert, who was hav­ing his first out­ing since se­cur­ing a BBBOFC li­cence. I had this one a lit­tle wider than Mr Messer’s 39-38, but no mat­ter – the right man still got the nod.

A slightly odd end­ing to the clos­ing bout of the af­ter­noon came when Clac­ton’s Justin John­son, hav­ing en­dured a spell of in­tense pres­sure at the end of the third against lo­cal novice Jake Sharp, opted not to re­tire dur­ing the in­ter­val, de­spite lengthy con­sul­ta­tions with Mr Messer.

John­son had an ap­par­ent change of heart and re­mained on his stool after the bell sounded to start the fourth. The fin­ish, rather than go­ing down as a re­tire­ment, was an­nounced as com­ing one sec­ond into the fi­nal round.

THE VER­DICT Sun­day af­ter­noon shows seem to be grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, as a more-than-de­cent­sized crowd bears wit­ness to this lat­est Carl Greaves of­fer­ing.

Photo: DAN KELLY

ONE FOR THE AL­BUM: Mcin­tosh [right] and Bradley [sec­ond from left] cel­e­brate with Team Greaves

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