Healy crowned Regional king
MACCLESFIELD Boys’ Boxing Club were celebrating recently as boxer Tommy Healy continued to go onwards and upwards in his career after making it to the next round of the National Championships.
Having made it the regional finals, Healy’s next task was to go up against Evan Jones from Furness Catholic ABC on a show taking place at Club 147 in Wakden.
The bout began with the two lads touching gloves and proceeding to give size each other up. Both boxers were quite tall, with Healy having the edge over Jones although probably only by an inch.
The first round was fantastic as both lads settled into their own right. Healy was having more success as his shots looked clean and on target, drawing Jones in only to catch him with his lead hand hooks, enjoying every minute as he took Jones apart.
He was feeling comfortable in the corner as the coaches advised him on what to do, and in round two Healy took it up another level as Jones tried his best to get a decent shot in on Healy, but Healy was catching at will and as the bell went for round two he caught Jones with a perfect body shot.
Healy came back to the corner only to be told his opponent was throwing up in the corner, such was the devastation of the body shot.
The minute was up and round three was about to start but Jones was still being sick, thus leaving no option for the referee but to stop the contest in favour of Healy, the new North West 75kg Regional Champion for 2017.
It was a text book performance from Healy, who now travels up to Birtley in Duram for the next round of the National Championships
John Watson, Tommy Healy and Kev Bradbury