Early Davies on­slaught enough for vic­tory

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YOUNG Llanelli boxer Fin­ley Davies claimed vic­tory over Bernie McDon­agh in an en­ter­tain­ing bout at Pyle RFC.

It was a con­trast in styles as Davies, a tall and rangy 14-year-old from Trostre ABC, faced his short and stocky op­po­nent from the Afan Spar­tans Club in a 64kg con­test.

The two boys came out quickly at the first bell, and it was Davies who opened the scor­ing with two long, pow­er­ful left jabs which stopped McDon­agh in his tracks.

Davies con­tin­ued to make good use of his jab be­fore let­ting go with fol­low­ing straight rights.

McDon­agh showed spirit, but a lot of his counter punches fell short with only the oc­ca­sional scor­ing shot.

Davies came out even more aggressive­ly for the sec­ond round and pro­duced sev­eral sus­tained two-fisted at­tacks. Cardi­gan and Dis­trict Pool League cham­pi­ons Peter Al­mond and Gary Murtagh (left) with run­ners-up Jamie Bowen and Chris Truslove.

His op­po­nent was un­der heavy pres­sure, but he did well to sur­vive and fight back in what was a one-sided round for the Trostre boxer.

After the pace set by Davies in the first two rounds it was not sur­pris­ing that the last round was fought with slightly less in­ten­sity, Davies’s at­tacks be­ing less fre­quent.

But they were ef­fec­tive enough to con­firm a clear points win for the Llanelli boy.

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