Debut victory gets Darricote off to fine start
MACCLESFIELD Boys Boxing Club’s Louis Darricote made his debut at the weekend when he competed at Team Greaves boxing gym in Oldham.
This proved to be an execellent venue as the club had turned the gym into a nightclub with decks and speakers, youngsters MCing on the mike with a dance floor for use in between the contests to help raise funds towards the funeral costs for one of their boxers who had been tragically killed in a road traffic incident a few weeks earlier.
With a great atmosphere once the place was filled out, Darricote made his way to the ring for his debut contest against Team Greaves boxer Luke Quinlan, who had already boxed so had experienced the pressure of coming out to the crowd.
That first time is nerve racking for anyone!
The pair touched gloves and went to work with Quinlan proving to be a tidy little boxer who moved well in the ring.
Darricote wasn’t bad either and as the contest went one it was clear technically they were very similar with Quinlan being the better mover but Darricote a fit kid who was pushing on with some powerful shots, constantly tracking his opponent down.
With Quinlan being on the back foot constantly the crowd was loving every minute of this contest as both lads gave it their all for the full three rounds, showing great skill with both kids boxing clever at times.
As the final bell rang the MBBC coaches felt confident that Darricote’s constant work rate and clean hitting meant there could only be one decision and so it proved with Darricote taking it on a unanimous decision, taking nothing away from Quinlan who kept up with Louis throughout the three rounds to make it a special bout.