De­but vic­tory gets Dar­ri­cote off to fine start

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BOXING

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.

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