Hat-trick of vic­to­ries for Macc at Con­gle­ton

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Am­a­teur Box­ing Club were able to pick up three vic­to­ries after com­pet­ing in an ac­tion-packed Beartown ABC show at Con­gle­ton Town Hall.

Ten-year-old Zac Jones was up first for Mac­cles­field ABC, hav­ing re­cently cel­e­brated his birth­day on Oc­to­ber 2.

He was up against fel­low 10-year-old Martin Mon­gon, who boxed out of the ac­cred­ited Bridge­wa­ter ABC in Sal­ford.

The pair com­peted in a skills bout, which al­lows them to get to grips with the nerves of box­ing with­out the added pres­sure of a win­ner and loser be­ing se­lected.

Round one saw Jones land­ing the cleaner shots, con­nect­ing with sev­eral straight left hands.

Mon­gon did have suc­cess though, throw­ing and land­ing with sev­eral of his own punches.

Jones still re­mained the stronger com­peti­tor in round two and ap­peared to be more com­fort­able in the ring than his op­po­nent.

After two rounds of clean crisp shots, the duo opted for a scrap­pier af­fair in the fi­nal round, throw­ing nu­mer­ous punches from all dif­fer­ent an­gles.

The fi­nal bell rung to loud cheers from the au­di­ence, who applauded both box­ers after an en­joy­able­bout.

Next up for Mac­cles­field was Josh Farghaly, who went up against Josh Grosz from Kirby ABC in Liver­pool.

Farghaly, pic­tured above right, has box­ing blood in his fam­ily, with his two other brothers also com­pet­ing in the sport.

Grosz came out of the blocks fly­ing as the fight be­gun, but Farghaly had his mea­sure from the start and pro­ceeded to catch his op­po­nent at will. The Mac­cles­field boxer was en­cour­aged to step in on his shots and it proved to be ef­fec­tive, push­ing Grosz back as he looked to be edg­ing away.

Round two saw Grosz come out with more venom in his shots, but he looked to tire as the round went on, al­low­ing Farghaly to fin­ish the round strongly.

The fi­nal round was a more even af­fair, but Farghaly again looked to be in con­trol, land­ing a num­ber of clean shots.

The fight went the dis­tance, with the judges award­ing the fight to Farghaly via split decision, though many of the crowd be­lieved it should have been a clear unan­i­mous ver­dict for the Mac­cles­field boxer.

Mac­cles­field’s fi­nal bout of the evening saw Tom Mun­day, be­low right, tak­ing on Sunny Connolly from the Wir­ral Com­mu­nity Box­ing Club.

Mun­day is seen as the hard­est work­ing in the gym, and has been on the wrong end of some un­for­tu­nate de­ci­sions re­cently. The fight started with Connolly throw­ing some hard shots, but Mun­day ap­peared un­fazed as was able to take them on the gloves.

The Mac­cles­field boxer then landed with shots of his own, em­ploy­ing a fast work rate right up un­til the bell.

Round two kicked off with Mun­day keep­ing to the in­struc­tions from the cor­ner and work­ing the lead back hand by throw­ing threes and fours to keep the pres­sure on.

Mun­day’s suc­cess was be­gin­ning to tell as Connolly ap­peared to be strug­gling with the pres­sure, prompt­ing the ref­eree to give the Wir­ral boxer an eight count just as round two came to an end.

Connolly ap­peared to be phys­i­cally ex­hausted as he went back to his cor­ner, re­sult­ing in the coaches re­tir­ing their man at the end of round two, hand­ing Mun­day the TKO vic­tory.

Mun­day’s vic­tory meant Mac­cles­field ABC were able to cel­e­brate three wins on a fun night of box­ing in Con­gle­ton.

●● Zac Jones, 10, of Mac­cles­field ABC with op­po­nent Martin Mon­gon

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