A knock­out show

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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

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