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MACCLESFIELD BOYS BOXING CLUB
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