Young triumphs despite pressure
ALEX Young made the long journey over to Dewsbury to fight the tough and durable young boxer Dougie Price from KBW Gym.
When Young was offered the bout he was quick to take up head coach Mark Oldham’s offer as he had steadily decreased his weight from his previous fight in preparation of the contest.
From the off the fight unfolded at lightning quick pace.
In the first round both lads met in the middle of the ring and refused to give ground on each other, trading blows.
When the referee shouted at the lads to ‘stop boxing’ the call was not heard by either boxer and they carried on trading, the referee however deeming Young to be the guilty party and in punishment took a point off him.
In the second round Young knew both rounds had to be his and he set about Price, looking the stronger when trading.
He casually walked his opponent down and countered every shot thrown by Price, sending him backing up on the ropes.
The third and final round saw Alex come out a little quicker than the second and at times he looked like stopping his tough opponent Dewsbury.
Coach Mark Oldham had told Young to look to work on the inside when Price grabbed to slow him and to take advantage when he was looking to rest in those periods. Young found himself a way to capitalise on these moments and win the contest.
Overall, it was a great performance by the Littleborough boxer and only Price’s second loss. from
Both coaches Mark and Jeff Leach were very happy with how Alex had kept a calm head when put under pressure by his first round’s point loss and Mark added: “Alex is a very gifted boxer who needs bouts to gain the experience to be able to settle and box like he does in the gym.
“Once he feels settled enough in the ring on fight night as he does in the gym he will take some beating he’s a very good boxer.”
Coach Mark Oldham with Alex Young, Jeff Leach and Littleborough boxer Rhys Oldham