Bowes win has home fans riled
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