Congleton trip for Macc lads
MACCLESFIELD Boys’ Boxing Club recently took a squad of fighters to an event at Congleton Town Hall.
Harry Horne was making his debut for Macclesfield in a skills bout with Tameside Elite boxer Alex Davies. This was three by one minute rounds with restrictions on shots throughout, enabling boxers to taste the feeling surrounding boxing in front of a crowd.
Also up from Macclesfield in a skills bout was Tanagorn Nakborka against Moss side fire station boxer Omer Ward.
Ward was the taller boxer and this proved to be an advantage for the Moss Sise boxer as both threw shots at each other.
The third round was the better round for Tanagorn as each boxer was allowed to throw at will and the Macc boxer threw some beautiful combinations but felt the pace at the end, which was a good lesson as he then realised he needed to work harder on his fitness in the gym.
Next up was Zac Jones, who, after competing in four skills bouts, was ready to make the transition to a full contest, against Tameside Elite’s Arran Davies.
Jones went to work, showing good technical boxing and catching his opponent with clean shots. As the bout went on Davies started to push on by smothering Jones, and the Macc boxer went toe to toe.
The first and second round was quite even, meaning there was all to box for in the last and this was Jones’ best round.
He listened to the coaches and moved well by using the ring and catching his opponent with nice counters.
The final bell rang and the judges were split in their decision, but thankfully for Macc it went in favour of Jones.
Last up and bout 13 on the night was senior boxer Ben Rowark, who was taking on Courtney Wallace from Moss Side Fire Station, who looked very slick and had good movement from the off. Rowark took a bit of time working Wallace out as he slipped the punches and threw the counters.
Once he had the measure and the range though, he started to work on Wallace by pushing him back and throwing big bombs that forced him to cover up.
Round two saw Rowark dominate by tracking Wallace down and unleashing combinations, meaning all Wallace could do was ride the storm and cover up as Rowark edged ahead on the score cards.
Round three saw Rowark step off the gas and allow Wallace back into the fight but with around twenty seconds of the bout left, Wallace caught Rowark with a clean shot on target and this ignited a barrage of shots from Rowark that bombarded Wallace right up until the final bell.
The judges came to another split decision, but Rowark was rightfully awarded the win to make it a successful night.