Straw bemused by Bolton loss
IT was another busy night for Macclesfield Boys’ Boxing Club recently as they had two boxers in action at a Blackrod ABC show in Bolton.
Joe Straw was out again for MBBC against Tameside elite boxer Jack Rowbottom. Both lads are good boxers so the contest made for a great display of tactical boxing.
Rowbottom was upright in and out from the start but Straw took his shots on the gloves, pushing forward with each counter shot and putting Rowbottom on the back foot.
Straw had the better work rate and cleaner shots and just looked to be bossing the fight throughout, so when the decision was given to Rowbottom, the coaches were bemused as they weren’t sure what else Straw needed to do. Rowbottom looked the tidier boxer but Straw was the aggressor and landed more clean shots.
Next up was senior MBBC boxer Ross Patterson against Blackrod boxer Connor McMyler. This was a very even bout as both lads worked hard.
It got untidy at times and Patterson felt McMyler’s head on more than one occasion without intervention from the referee.
Patterson was pushing forward with barrages of shots which were catching clean at times but it was McMyler with his sharp constant jab that won him the contest as he seemed to catch Patterson at will once there was space between them.
It was a great contest and a fair decision was given in favour of the local kid, with McMyler picking up the victory.
Meanwhile, Maccles- field boxer Jake Haigh is back in the gym as he awaits another fight later this year.
The 22-year-old has looked impressive since turning professional under the watchful eye of trainer Ricky Hatton ear- lier this year, putting together an unbeaten record of 3-0.
Two of those wins have come by stoppage, including a third round knockout victory against Bryn Wain at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke last month.
One of Haigh’s stablemates is in action next week, as heavyweight Nathan Gorman is set to take on Dominic Akinlade at the National Sports Centre in London on April 1.
John Watson, Ross Patterson and Max Homer