BOXING - Wallop end season with successful second home show at Arrow Vale Sports Centre - The Redditch Standard

BOXING - Wallop end season with successful second home show at Arrow Vale Sports Centre

CARL Dickens felt Wallop Boxing Club’s second home show marked a ‘positive’ end to the club’s first season.

Wallop boxers won six of eight bouts at Arrow Vale Sports Centre which also included three cross-matches between fighters from other top local clubs from around the Midlands.

And Wallop’s director and lead coach Dickens singled out three of his fighters for praise following a bumper night of action.

Dickens said: “It went really well, it was a positive way to end a really good first season for the club.

“I want to give a special mention to Joe Langston, he lost in the Box Cup final the previous week and we knew he was capable of winning.

“He didn’t pressure his opponent enough in that fight and we drilled it into him all week to not take any more than two backward steps.

“He earned a standing eight count in the first round and again in the second round before stopping his opponent straight after.

“Another special mention to Ollie Davies as well, he was under a lot of pressure boxing at his own school.

“He was disqualified in his last bout and won by unanimous decision after boxing really well.

“We also had Tommy Doherty who had to wait patiently after a number of cancellations.

“He’s only 10-years-old and he stopped his opponent in the first round.”

One of the cross-match bouts saw Redditch fighter Kaylen Hicks win by first-round stoppage boxing for Anderson ABC.

Former world amateur champion and professional world title challenger Frankie Gavin and women’s Midlands Featherweight champion Sian O’Toole handed out awards to the fighters.

Wallop intend to host their next home show on September 29 later this year.


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