Jones im­presses again

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

MAC­CLES­FIELD Boys’ Box­ing Club en­joyed an­other suc­cess­ful night when they were re­cently in ac­tion at Cor­bridge Co­ra­na­tion Club in Stoke.

Out again in his sec­ond bout in as many weeks for MBBC was young Zac Jones, who this time was go­ing up against Rhys Raf­ferty of the hosts club Stoke Staffs ABC.

Round one saw both box­ers touch gloves and it was clear that they were of same build and this only boosted young Jones’ con­fi­dence as he pro­ceeded to step in and throw the shots.

He then be­gan to move more like a sea­soned pro than an 11-year-old, but the home crowd cheered for Raf­ferty and he had some suc­cess as Jones oc­ca­sion­ally walked in to a jab or a back­hand.

The sec­ond round saw Jones grow in con­fi­dence even more as he showed his box­ing abil­ity to the bay­ing crowd who weren’t happy about their home fighter be­ing schooled.

Round three was by far Jones’ best round and as Raf­ferty wilted, Jones turned it up and though the Stoke boxer gave it his best right up to the fi­nal bell, there was only one con­clu­sion to this bout and that was Jones as the vic­tor.

It sur­pris­ingly came by split de­ci­sion but it was a win nonethe­less on away soil against a home fighter.

●● Peter Beb­bing­ton, ex MBBC na­tional cham­pion, with Zac Jones and coach Sean White

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