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MAC­CLES­FIELD Boys’ Boxing Club cel­e­brated an­other suc­cess­ful year with their an­nual home show at the Wilm­slow Leisure Cen­tre ear­lier this month.

Bout one was a skills bout be­tween MBBC’s Lu­cas Ear­les and Farhan Khan from Bolton. It was a fan­tas­tic start to the evening as both lads gave their all in the ring show­ing great boxing abil­ity.

Bout two was an­other skills bout see­ing Harvey Per­rin go up against Char­lie Haigh from Rad­cliffe ABC. It was an­other fun bout with both kids go­ing toe to toe from start to finish much to the de­light of those watch­ing.

Skills bout num­ber three was MBBCs Joe Bradley vs Zakir Ali from Bolton, and this was a body shots only bout due a bad cold sore on the Bolton boxer, mean­ing the doctor would only al­low that for fear of in­fec­tion. De­spite the rul­ing, it was still a great con­test.

Bout four was the last of the skills bouts as young Noel Straw took on Char­lie Davies from Dyf­frn ABC in Wales.

Straw con­trolled the ac­tion from start to finish, and he should soon find him­self in a proper bout.

Up next was the first proper bout of the evening be­tween Joe Straw and Sem Cais­ley from Im­pact ABC.

It was fought at a fast pace and was a close con­test, but in the end Joe Straw man­aged to take the de­ci­sion.

Bout six was Danny Hib­bert against an­other Im­pact ABC fighter, as he took on Mitch Giblin. Both box­ers left noth­ing in the tank by the end and the crowd loved it, but it was Giblin who earned the win.

The sev­enth bout of the evening saw Harry Horne face Lu­cas Cur­ran, and both lads looked strong and de­ter­mined and went to work straight away, throw­ing shot af­ter shot with Horne hav­ing slightly more suc­cess.

At one point he caught Cur­ren clean re­sult­ing in the first eight count of the evening. As the fight went on both lads tired but Horne looked to be win­ning the con­test and as the bell rang for the end of round three and it was Horne who took vic­tory.

Bout eight was a fe­male con­test be­tween two girls who had boxed each other the week be­fore, with Jess Zo­laski fac­ing Daisy Pre­ston of Ir­lam ABC.

Zo­laski was vic­to­ri­ous in the pre­vi­ous fight, so Pre­ston wanted to win badly to try and gain re­venge. Zo­laski played right into her hands as she pro­ceeded to be at the end of Daisy’s long reach in­stead of cut­ting the ring down, and the coaches were telling her to work but she just sat back off and made Pre­ston look good.

It wasn’t un­til the third round that Zo­laski showed some heart and pushed for­ward but this was too lit­tle too late as Pre­ston won the fight by split de­ci­sion.

Bout nine fea­tured Tom Healy against Ed­ward Gomez from Ty­des­ley Cen­tu­ri­ons, and this was an­other close con­test that re­ally could have gone ei­ther way.

At the start, Healy did the busi­ness with his long range punch­ing, while Gomez was a strong come for­ward fighter putting pres­sure on from the start, pre­fer­ring close quar­ter fight­ing but Healy was adapt­able and gave as good as he got.

Both lads tired in the third round al­low­ing Gomez to pinch the last, but Healy won the ac­tion­packed fight by split de­ci­sion.

In the tenth bout of the evening, Scott Attward fought Solomon Smithers from Im­pact ABC. Smithers came to the cen­tre of the ring and raised his hands be­fore they’d even thrown a punch show­ing to­tal dis­re­spect for his op­po­nent.

This made Attward more de­ter­mined as the bell rang for round one. Attward pro­ceeded to school Smithers in the art of hit­ting and not be­ing hit, but Smithers showed bot­tle as he took some shots that most box­ers would not have come back from.

He re­ceived a stand­ing eight count in round two, and by round three Attward didn’t even look tired and again went to town on Smithers who tried to hold on for dear life. It was a great bout but there could only be one win­ner as Attward won by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion and was seen as the boxer of the night.

It was now time for the head guards to come off and big­ger gloves to come out as MBBC se­nior box­ers strut­ted their stuff in the ring.

Bout 11 was Ross Pat­ter­son against a tough kid

Noel Straw in ac­tion dur­ing MBBC’s an­nual show

Top left: Joe Bradley Bot­tom left: Tom Healey and right: Scotty Attward, who picked up the Boxer of the Night award for his bout against Solo­man Smithers

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