A knockout show
AFTER an eight week training schedule it was finally time for Macclesfield Boys Boxing Club to show what all the hard work had been for as 16 top class bouts took place in front of another sell-out crowd at Wilmslow Leisure Centre.
The first two bouts saw Jake Patterson taking on Mac Fallon and Harry Horne facing Josh Goodier in skills bouts, with each boxer showing good display during the early stages of their careers.
Danny Hibbert then fought Dan Brown in the first actual contest of the night, with both boxers trading punches from the centre of the ring and looking much more experienced than they were, much to the delight of the crowd.
Brown ended up picking up the victory in what turned out to be a good contest.
Next up was Tanagorn Nakborka versus Jack Mitchell of Wrexham ABC. Having boxed each other a few months earlier, this was another fair contest with both lads being game.
Tanagorn took the early part of the bout and Mitchell finished the stronger, which obviously caught the judges eye with Mitchell taking the decision.
Tom Healey versus Ali Eccles was next, and this bout was taken at the minute last minute with Ali standing in as a more experienced boxer than Healey.
The additional experi- enced didn’t show though, with Ali just throwing big overhand rights as he tried to get the better of Healey who was getting frustrated and trying too hard to hit Ali instead of relaxing and throwing combinations and letting his boxing ability shine through.
Unfortunately for the Macclesfield boxer he was on the wrong end of the decision as the judges decided in favour of Ali.
The sixth bout of the evening saw Denis Acreman fight Buxton’s Jack Thoreson.
It was Acreman’s first contest, and both lads worked hard throwing great combinations in their southpaw stances.
Thoreson got the better of Acreman though, and as the final bell rang the decision went to the Buxton boxer as Accreman nursed a broken nose.
Scott Attward versus Max Curtis was next, and this contest was a bout between two boxers with similar styles.
The instruction from the corner was for Attward to take it to him and get in first by inflicting his strength, and he did that in great style. His efforts were awarded as he was handed the victory, earning MBBC their first win of the night.
Next was Louis Welsby versus Hamza Khann of Queensway in what turned out to be a war from start to finish.
Welsby pushed forward relentlessly, throwing combination after combination with Khann sneaking in the odd shot here and there.
Welsby never stopped right up till the last second of round three, but unfortunately much to the dislike of the fans the decision went against him as Khann’s arm was raised.
The ninth bout saw Joe Labelle face Jake Young, in a heavyweight contest between two 17-year-old lads.
It was another contest made the week before fight night as Young took the bout with just six days’ notice.
Young began throwing some powerful shots but he then showed the slightest sign of tiredness, with Labelle taking advantage and Young receiving a standing eight count.
Rounds two and three were much the same with Labelle clearly in control, and as the final bell rang the decision was surprisingly only a split decision for the Macc boxer, but a good win nonetheless.
Next up was Ross Patterson versus Habil Khan, with age, weight and experience all going against Patterson, meaning it was going to be tough.
Khan was a good switch hitter who threw at will with success, but Patterson pushed forward with strong back hands every time.
It wasn’t enough though as Khan was able to earn the decision and pick up the victory against Patterson.
Jake Haigh versus Simpson Sen was the 11th bout of the evening, and this was an elite three by three minute.
Haigh started off well keeping it at range as Simpson attempted to put his head on Haigh’s chest and work on the inside.
Simpson came into the bout during the closing stages but it was too little too late and Haigh was declared the winner by unanimous decision.
Up next was Ryan Jennings against N Sharples, and this was the second time that the two men had fought.
It proved to be another fair contest with Jennings counter punching beautifully on course to picking up the win.
Bout number 13 saw George Parish fight Munchaski from Halliwell, who was the regional 81kg belt holder.
Luckily for him the title wasn’t on the line, as Parish proved to be far too much for his opponent, dominating the fight and winning by decision.
Ben Rowark versus Bobby Gilder came next, in what was another last minute change of opponent. It was Macclesfield who were celebrating though as Rowark managed to edge the contest by decision.
The penultimate fight of the evening saw Paul Derek face Lestyn Smith, with Derek selling a lot of tickets for the fight.
Mat Rowark fought K Young in the last fight of the night, and it again proved to be a good back and forth battle.
Macclesfield boxer Rowark managed to pick up the decision, meaning the fans went home from the event happy.
A club spokesman said: “It was another great night for the MBBC team and for those who made the effort to support the club, with all proceeds keeping the club open for another year. The club would like to thank their sponsors Tim Larson, Joe Collins, P Dean, CLK Kitchens, Sandstone, Bear Grills Cafe, MBD Builders, Maccplas, MDsec, British Flag Pub, Jtape, Gteq and Dave Parker for all of their support.”
●● Jake Haigh MBBC takes on M Simpson of Sheffield City ABC
●● Ben Rowark MBBC versus Bobby Gilder Tameside Elite
●● Danny Hibbert MBBC versus Dan Brown Salewest ABC
●● Mat Rowark versus K Young 73kg Eccles ABC