Jess clinches gold in Ire­land

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL -

JESS “Iron Lady” Zo­laski was part of the North­west War­riors fe­male box­ing team to make the trip to Ire­land re­cently.

She was matched against a very good Ir­ish girl, El­lie Pre­ston from Boldoyle who had done well in the Ir­ish cham­pi­onships.

Round one saw Jess per­form re­ally well draw­ing El­lie in and throw­ing the coun­ters and scor­ing well. Round two and the Ir­ish girl wasn’t drawn in any more – in­stead she drew Jess in and man­aged to catch with some nice shots. So, with a round apiece, it was all to play for in third.

Jess didn’t dis­ap­point and turned her style on, to­tally out-think­ing, out-work­ing and outscor­ing her op­po­nent.

Vic­tory was hers and the fi­nals beck­oned the fol­low­ing day.

Day two and bout 29 was the 57kg fi­nal. Jess’ op­po­nent in the fi­nal was Kate Toomey from Ark­lowe Ire­land.

Round one saw Kate dom­i­nate pro­ceed­ings.

This made Jess very de­ter­mined and as the bell rang for round two she went to war, pres­sur­ing from the off, land­ing strong shots to the body and head and putting Kate on the back foot. It was too much for the Ir­ish girl and as the bell rang for the start of round three it was all over as Kate re­tired on the stool hav­ing sus­tained a bar­rage of shots through out round two.

Jess took gold in what was a mas­sive suc­cess for the north­west war­rior team, pick­ing up six gold medals, three sil­ver and one bronze.

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