Munday must settle for home comfort
MACCLESFIELD Boys’ Boxing Club starlet Tom Munday suffered defeat in the National Youth Championships, though he pushed one of the best around all the way.
Munday was drawn against Sandygate ABC’s Brett Windle for the bout in Salford, pitted against an opponent that was last year’s regional champion and a national semifinalist.
It was no surprise that the MBBC youngster has been putting in hard preparation for a tough contest at Walkden College, Salford.
Round one saw both lads come together, with Windle cautious and controlled and waiting for Munday to attack so that he could counter.
As Munday (right) had anticipated his opponent to go straight on the offensive he had to change his game plan, and pushed forward with some successes, catching cleanly with his back hand in what was a brilliant opening round.
The second round was a faster one for Munday as he turned up his work rate again and pushed forward.
Both lads were putting it in, Windle catching his opponent with some nice left hooks and Munday continuing to find joy with clean backhands and hooks.
Munday’s work rate was phenomenal as he kept working away and with Windle unable to match the shots and accuracy, Munday definitely took that round.
The third and final round saw Munday grow in confidence as he threw his shots at will, showing great boxing ability with phased attacks throughout.
For his part, Windle showed great strength as he threw numerous counter-punches.
As they traded blows in the centre of the ring both landed and were caught by a host of punches.
This was a close bout to call, as Windle had thrown numerous shots on target but Munday out-worked his opponent,
He’d caught Windle with as many clean shots, drawing blood at one point, and as the bell went MBBC coaches felt confident of getting the decision.
However, when the result was announced it was Windle who’d been awarded the victory, prompting Munday to congratulate him and wish him good luck in next week’s semi-finals.
Munday was naturally disappointed but the loss could be a blessing in disguise.
Being without a match in the nationals means he can now look to give his supporters the opportunity to see him chalk up a home victory at the club’s showcase, which takes place at Wilmslow Leisure Centre on February 6.
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