De­but of prom­ise for Ryan

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - BOXING

MACCLESFIELD Boy’s Boxing Club trav­elled to Stock­port re­cently as Ryan Jen­nings com­peted in his first bout.

His de­but saw him take on home­town fighter Leo Price from Para­mount ABC at the Ma­son Guild Hall.

This was a re­ally evenly matched bout as both lads were novices and aged just 18-years-old.

They started ten­ta­tively as they both tried to get the mea­sure of each other throw­ing sin­gle shots, with Price push­ing for­ward and Jen­nings on the back foot.

The Macclesfield boxer looked a bit open as his cor­ner shouted to cover up a bit and be first with his shots.

It was an en­ter­tain­ing first round, and in the sec­ond round Price looked more con­fi­dent throw­ing some big right hands over the top.

Jen­nings was giv­ing as much as he was get­ting though, but then out of nowhere he got caught with one of the over­hand rights and was given a stand­ing eight count.

Un­de­terred by the count, he car­ried on and fin­ished well at the end of the round af­ter com­ing back strongly against Price.

Round three saw Jen­nings take the edge as Price tired and Jen­nings was read­ing ev­ery shot com­ing back with good coun­ters through­out and fin­ished re­ally strong.

That show­ing def­i­nitely saw him take the third round, with the judges then re­quired to make their de­ci­sion.

They awarded a close split de­ci­sion to the home fighter Price, but both box­ers did well and it was ob­vi­ously a great learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for Jen­nings in his first bout.

●● Ryan Jen­nings

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