MBBC boys in close Army combat
MACCLESFIELD Boy’s Boxing Club were in action recently as they took part in an event against members of the army.
The action took place at Venue Moathouse in Stoke, with senior elite boxer George Parish taking on Private John Marvin from the Prince of Wales regiment in the most high-profile contest.
Round one saw both lads come together with Parish throwing some beautiful shots all on target and looking to get the measure of his opponent.
Marvin was a very strong boxer who took the onslaught and still gave as good as he got. Towards the end of the first, Marvin threw a shot from nowhere which caught Parish just as the bell went.
He came back to his corner dazed as the team worked to ensure he was fine for the second, with the instruction to relax and let the punches flow.
Round two saw both lads looking tight, and as they relentlessly exchanged punches Parish looked to edge another crowd pleasing round.
Round three was by far Parish’s best round as he threw shot after shot, and as the Army lad tired, Marvin was holding and trying to spoil as Parish looked to land.
The crowd were shouting for both kids as they pushed on right up until the final bell.
A really tough bout to call and the split decision was announced in favour of Marvin, but everybody ringside applauded both boxers after witnessing an excellent display of willpower and determination.
Also in action was young Scott Attward in a support bout against local lad Nathan Hulme from Hulton Abbey over three two minute rounds.
Hulme was tall and skinny against Attward’s short stocky frame as they faced each other in the centre of the ring.
Having already boxed this season this was a bit of a grudge match so as the bell went for round one Attward pushed forward with an onslaught of shots setting a fast pace leaving nothing to chance.
Hulme tried his best to cover up and as they both settled he had some success with his long range.
Round two saw Attward working hard, turning Hulme when required and throwing some big overhand rights which were hitting home. Hulme gave another good show of himself but seemed to just be surviving.
Round three was probably Hulme’s best round as Attward tired slightly but he was still not matching Attward for accuracy.
The final bell soon went to bring a great bout to and end and there was no argument over the winner, with Attward getting the decision.
The event proved to be another successful night for Macclesfield Boy’s Boxing Club who will have other boxers in action over the coming weeks.
●● George Parish
●● Scott Attward