Bowes win has home fans riled

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BOX­ING SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Boy’s Box­ing Club were in ac­tion on a show at Heswall Bri­tish Le­gion Club on Fri­day.

First up for MBBC was young Joe Straw against Har­vey Dry­hurst from Sea­combe Al­lan­dale ABC. This was an ex­cel­lent open­ing con­test as both lads showed great box­ing abil­ity and al­though Noel didn’t look his usual self, he was still catch­ing with the cleaner shots and push­ing for­ward with a con­stant bar­rage.

He was also cov­er­ing up well when Har­vey threw any counter punches, with Har­vey hav­ing very nice move­ment in and out while also land­ing text book com­bi­na­tions against the rugged on­slaught at­tack of Noel.

The fi­nal bell rang and as is of­ten the case in the Mersey­side area, the de­ci­sion went to the home fighter, much to the dis­ap­point­ment of the MBBC coaches.

Next Noel’s brother Joe Straw took on Mor­gan Hand­forth, also from Sa­combe Al­lan­dale ABC.

This was a one sided con­test as Joe pro­ceeded to school Mor­gan, putting him on the back foot and scor­ing with some mon­strous shots.

Mor­gan could not cope with the on­slaught and as the fi­nal bell rang the MBBC coaches were feel­ing con­fi­dent, then when the split de­ci­sion was an­nounced their worst night­mare came true as the judges gave it to the Mersey­side lad.

The last con­test for MBBC on the show was a light-heavy­weight bout with Chris Bowes fight­ing for MBBC against a lo­cal West Wir­ral boxer Andy Lovell.

He had his whole fam­ily there to watch who were all try­ing their best to in­tim­i­date Chris, but it wasn’t work­ing and he just brushed it off and was now even more de­ter­mined to get the win.

Round one saw both lads go toe to toe and al­though Lovell looked to be hav­ing suc­cess he was be­gin­ning to tire.

Round two and Bowes was feel­ing strong and went to work straight away, and again both lads were catch­ing each other but Bowes was com­ing into him­self and caught Lovell clean on the but­ton, caus­ing the ref­eree to jump in with an eight count.

Lovell didn’t take it well and feel­ing em­bar­rassed he started to ver­bally abuse the ref­eree, which did not go down very well as the ref­eree dis­qual­i­fied him there and then.

The ac­tion of the ref­eree didn’t go down well with Lovell’s fam­ily as Bowes was given the win, mak­ing it a very volatile at­mos­phere as MBBC made a quick exit with their win!

Sean White, Chris Bowes and Kev Brad­bury

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