Coates schools Mid­lands champ

Macclesfield Express - - TRAVEL - BOXING

MAC­CLES­FIELD Boys’ Boxing Club’s fa­ther and son duo Dan and Sam Coates were on the road again, this time with top coach Sean White over­see­ing pro­ceed­ings.

Sam was up against Carl Gater from Tom Lowe ABC in the Mid­lands, bout eight of the evening.

As they climbed through the ropes, the MBBC con­tin­gent no­ticed Gater wear­ing a Mid­lands Cham­pion vest, so they knew this was go­ing to be no push over.

With the crowd be­hind him, Gater looked for­mi­da­ble.

Round one saw both lads tak­ing it steady, Coates set­tling to a nice boxing mode, pick­ing shots and tak­ing his time.

Gater was also cau­tious with both putting on a dis­play of tech­ni­cal boxing for the crowd, who were very much be­hind Gater.

It was an even first round that could have gone ei­ther way.

Round two and Coates had been told to throw cau­tion to the wind and turn it up a bit, more pres­sure fight­ing which he obliged straight away by be­ing on top of Gater from the off.

Gater was now strug­gling with the in­ten­sity of Coates throw­ing shot af­ter shot and Coates caught him with solid shot. The ref­eree had no option but to give Gater a stand­ing eight count.

To­wards the end of the sec­ond, Coates pulled off the throt­tle a bit so Gater could see the end of the round out.

Round three was pretty much the same with Coates dom­i­nat­ing the pro­ceed­ings with his con­stant work rate. Gater was cov­er­ing up more now and was feel­ing the strain of the con­stant bar­rage of shots go­ing his way.

The fi­nal bell rang and by the now Coates had si­lenced the crowd hav­ing just schooled their Mid­lands cham­pion, tak­ing the de­ci­sion on a unan­i­mous points win Coates was tri­umphant yet again.

Sean White, Sam Coates and Dan Coates

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