MBBC five take on Tamesiders

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YOUNG­STERS from Mac­cles­field Boys Box­ing Club were in ac­tion re­cently as they com­peted in a se­ries of skills con­tests at Tame­side Elite Box­ing Academy.

MBBC took five box­ers over to help im­prove their box­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties as well as the nerves associated with com­pet­ing in a for­eign venue.

The Straw broth­ers Joe and Noel both did ex­cel­lent in their de­but con­tests against very ca­pa­ble op­po­nents, they en­joyed ev­ery sec­ond of their bouts even though both found it hard fit­ness wise, but it al­lowed the coaches the chance to see how they per­form.

Next up was Lu­cas Earle, who has been in the gym since he was seven and turned ten this month and wasn’t wait­ing around.

He was chomp­ing at the bit to get his first de­but over and with loads of sup­port he per­formed ex­actly as was ex­pected us­ing the ring well and scor­ing off the lead foot as well as on the back foot with coun­ters.

He just looked so at home in the ring and com­fort­able un­der pres­sure, and he en­joyed ev­ery minute.

Back in the ring af­ter a few months lay off due to school com­mit­ments was Joe Bradley, who made his re­turn to the ring against a very ca­pa­ble kid from Chad­der­ton Box­ing Club who was quite a good lit­tle boxer with nice foot work.

Joe’s strong come forward style saw him throw­ing pow­er­ful shots, but there was a bit of ring rust and he was a lit­tle heav­ier than when he last boxed.

It will hope­fully give him the in­cen­tive to get some hard work done in prepa­ra­tion for next sea­son, and it was still a great move around for both lads and a real crowd pleaser.

Last out was Danny Hib­bert who was on fire with his ideal frame.

He has all the at­tributes to do well in am­a­teur box­ing and it showed in his first bout of the day as he dom­i­nated his op­po­nent through­out, so much so that af­ter a cou­ple of bouts he was asked if he minded jump­ing back in the ring with a fresh op­po­nent.

Danny was im­me­di­ately up for it, tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to show his box­ing abil­ity again this time against a south­paw lad who was quite game but again no match for Danny’s long reach and ring craft as Danny pro­ceeded to pick his shots at will scor­ing ev­ery time in an­other good dis­play of what box­ing is about.

It was a great day out at a fan­tas­tic venue, which was well at­tended with some re­ally nice peo­ple en­joy­ing watch­ing the young­sters do their stuff.

●● Lu­cas Earle, Joe Bradley, Joe Straw, Noel Straw and Danny Hib­bert

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