De­ci­sions go against duo at Crossacres

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MAC­CLES­FIELD Boys’ Box­ing Club had some of their sta­ble in ac­tion re­cently as Tom Healey and Ross Patterson both com­peted on Jimmy Egan’s show at the Crossacres Con Club in Wythen­shawe.

First up was Tom Healey against home­town boxer Lewis Parry, and as the two touched gloves it was clear that this was go­ing to be a good con­test as each boxer stared each other down and the adrenaline was kick­ing in.

Parry came out swing­ing, look­ing very ag­gres­sive as Healey went on the back foot, show­ing his box­ing abil­ity as he caught Parry with a beau­ti­ful right hook. Parry threw shots wildly with lim­ited suc­cess as Healey seemed to be catch­ing with ev­ery shot.

In round two Parry pro­ceeded to try to catch Healey as he boxed off the back foot, catch­ing with lead back hands and show­ing the crowd what the Mac­cles­field coaches in­sist box­ing is all about – hit­ting and not be­ing hit.

Round three saw Parry slow down as he tried to catch Healey, but the Macc boxer was still mov­ing well and al­though Parry had more suc­cess in the later end of the round as his op­po­nent tired, it looked like Healey would still get the win. Un­for­tu­nately, the de­ci­sion was given to the home boxer Parry, much to the as­ton­ish­ment of the MBBC coaches who thought Healey was on top through­out.

Next up was Ross Patterson against home fighter Billy McGuin­ness, who was a pop­u­lar boxer with the crowd.

Both lads were ex­pe­ri­enced box­ers so it looked to be a good match as the bell rang for the first round.

Patterson was straight out of the blocks to lay it on McGuin­ness, not al­low­ing him to set­tle into his usual box­ing style, this was a tear up as Patterson threw com­bi­na­tions and kept on top of McGuin­ness as he strug­gled to deal with the on­slaught.

McGuin­ness tried to step back to set­tle and find his range but the Mac­cles­field boxer wasn’t al­low­ing it.

Round two was much of the same with Patterson be­ing the ag­gres­sor, push­ing for­ward through­out, and by the end of the fight he felt he had done all that was asked of him as he again looked to be the clear win­ner.

Again the jinx of fight­ing the home boxer with a volatile crowd be­hind him ap­peared to af­fect the judge’s de­ci­sions again as McGui­ness took glory over a sur­prised Patterson.

●● Tom Healey and Ross Patterson

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