Con­nor cap­tures Na­tional crown

Middleton Guardian - - SPORT -

CON­NOR Bur­ton of Mid­dle­ton Select Box­ing Club boxed in the fi­nal of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Boys and Girls Clubs of Great Bri­tain cham­pi­onships at the week­end and emerged vic­to­ri­ous. The fi­nal was held at the Monastery on Gor­ton Lane, Manch­ester.

Bur­ton, the north­ern champ, boxed against south­ern cham­pion Lewis South­gate from St Mary’s box­ing club in Lon­don.

The fight was a very hard fought con­test and Con­nor boxed fan­tas­ti­cally in front of the home crowd. He won all three rounds and was awarded the win by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Both box­ers re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion from the crowd at the end of the con­test.

It was a very proud mo­ment for all the coaches at the club be­cause no­body from Mid­dle­ton has won a se­nior box­ing ti­tle since Dar­ren McCar­rick over twenty five years ago.

Con­nor Bur­ton, left, with coaches Martin Hamer and Cal­lum Bur­ton, right

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