Slick Law­son steals the show at Steels

Sunderland Echo - - Sport -

Sun­der­land ABC en­joyed a suc­cess­ful first open show of the sea­son at Steels Club, de­spite last-minute pull-outs.

The fight of the night saw An­drew Law­son (Sun­der­land ABC) and Wear­mouth’s Nathan Duffy pro­duce a thriller.

Law­son, back af­ter a year off, started well, with some dev­as­tat­ing blows to head and body. Duffy fired back well when hurt, but Law­son used ev­ery punch in the book and was a con­vinc­ing win­ner on a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion. He topped it off by win­ning the best boxer of the night award.

Sun­der­land ABC’s Kye Mid­dle­ton rev­elled in a first round TKO in an all-ac­tion bout with For­est Hall’s Owen Arm­strong. Mid­dle­ton, a tall, twofisted at­tack­ing fighter forced Arm­strong back, and the ref­eree jumped in to give a manda­tory eight count. Mid­dle­ton fired in some heavy ar­tillery be­fore the ref­eree jumped in to save Arm­strong from fur­ther pu­n­ish­ment.

Char­lie Lich­field (Sun­der­land ABC) was un­lucky to lose to Wear­mouth’s B. Archibald.

Lich­field, a tidy boxer, looked to force the pace through­out, get­ting be­hind a stiff jab in the first two rounds, though Archibald came back into the con­test and was ad­judged the win­ner.

Sun­der­land ABC’s Jaxon Laws got be­hind the jab against Shildon’s Carl Stout, but, de­spite his game ap­proach, he suf­fered an early KO af­ter some heavy blows.

Wear­mouth’s Ri­ley El­li­son en­joyed a de­served points win in a toe-to-toe clash with B. Pear­son (Crook).

Sun­der­land ABC fighter Joe Pad­gett and R. Mitchell (Dar­ling­ton ABC) pro­duced a tac­ti­cal bout, with Pad­gett the ag­gres­sor. Mitchell had some clever moves, avoid­ing Pad­gett shots and coun­ter­ing with some front hand hooks, and he took the hon­ours.

Sun­der­land ABC’s Blake Rush showed a vast im­prove­ment and looked to take eve- ry round in an ex­cit­ing clash with Birt­ley’s Kane Quinn. Rush earned a well-de­served unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

The top-of-the-bill bout saw High Fell’s Oliver Bol­ger take a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion af­ter a great con­test with Hors­ley Hill’s Lewis Laing.

Leon Walker (Sun­der­land ABC) showed his im­prove­ment in his fi­nal skills bout against T. Nit­fen (Sec­onds Out), with both lads hav­ing their hands raised.

Char­lie My­ers (Sun­der­land ABC) served up a cracker against L. My­ers (Phil Thomas School of Box­ing) in his first skills bout, show­ing po­ten­tial.

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