CARDIGAN ABC’s Mikey O’Sullivan won the second Welsh schoolboy title of his burgeoning career at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens on Sunday.
Pitted against Lewis Greenhalgh (Dyffryn ABC), the Fishguard youngster flew out of his corner in his usual style, ploughing into his North Walian opponent with both hands.
With less than a minute on the clock, O’Sullivan had landed a cracking left hook, giving Greenhalgh a standing eight count.
Refusing to allow Greenhalgh off the hook, O’Sullivan charged straight back in, landing a continuous barrage of punches which prompted the referee to intervene before the end of the first round.
A member of a noted Fishguard boxing family, O’Sullivan had sealed his place in the final with a one-sided unanimous points win over Newport’s Sean Ward the previous week. TROSTRE Amateur Boxing Club’s Kian Evans defeated Iolo Phillips from Carmarthen ABC in a busy night of amateur boxing at the Great Mountain Club in Tumble.
In their first competitive bout, the two 14-year-olds were well matched in terms of weight (56kg), height and reach.
At the first bell Phillips was the aggressor as he threw a combination of punches which left Evans on the back foot. However, Evans was able to smother that attack and move to the safety of centre ring where he began to score with his right jab.
A fairly even first round was shaded by Evans as he improved towards the bell.
Evans, after advice from his corner, started the second round in confident fashion.
Phillips seemed to be having trouble working out his opponent’s southpaw techniques as Evans landed with an increasing number of right jabs, followed by accurate left crosses.
The third round saw Evans press home his advantage as Phillips continued to struggle with his opponent’s southpaw stance.
Despite being outscored, Phillips continued to put in a brave effort but could not cut into Evans’s advantage, which resulted in a unanimous verdict for the Trostre boxer.