Busy time for boxers

Kingfisher boxers have been busy all over the country and in Denmark.Nathan Dale lost on points to Jack Kerr (West Ham ABC) in the Junior Championships at Sheffield.

Kingfisher boxers have been busy all over the country and in Denmark.

Nathan Dale lost on points to Jack Kerr (West Ham ABC) in the Junior Championships at Sheffield.

Dale started the stronger in the first round and was boxing well, ending the bout 5-0 up. The second round was quieter with Kerr coming more into the bout. Dale was still up on points at 5-2 at the end of the round.

In the last round Dale let Kerr do most of the boxing with the West Ham boy the eventual winner 7-5.

Nathan Smith lost a very close bout on a majority decision to P Bower of Pride Park ABC.

Smith was the better boxer of the two and scored some good punches but what Bower lacked in skill he made up in workrate although Smith worked well throughout the three rounds.

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In the end a close decision with two judges going for Bower at the final bell.

Joe Burnett and Cane Brunning were picked to represent the Eastern Counties in Denmark in a four-way tournament against teams from South Africa, Wales and Denmark.

Both boxed very well and did the club proud. Cane Brunning boxed twice in two days.

In his first bout he won on points over Denmark's champion Karzan Sazim 18-3. Bunning boxed well throughout the three rounds and scored with clean, crisp punches. Bunning's south paw stance confused his opponent. Sazim kept on trying but never had Brunning in any trouble.

The next day Brunning beat Scott Brewer of Wales, stopping him in the opening seconds of the first round with a solid punch to the chest which winded Brewer and he was unable to continue.

Joe Burnett lost by one point to the Danish boxer A Muller, this was a very hard bout as both boxers would not give ground and at times stood toe to toe exchanging punches with the final decision going to the home boxer.

At Hitchin on Easter Sunday, Luke Matthew in his debut bout won in the second round with a stoppage over L Scandell of North Harts.

The first round was even, Scandell was trying to land big swing hard punches but Matthews kept out of trouble with a good boxing display.

The second round Scandell try to upset Matthews again with big punches but he came unstuck when Matthews stepped in a landed a solid left and right. Scandell went down then got up on unsteady legs and the referee stopped the bout.

George Parsons lost on points to G Luis of North Harts. Parsons got off to a slow start and let Luis do much of the work. The second round was closer and in the last round Parsons went to work and had his best round but had left it too late to change the result of the bout.

Kingfisher ABC's next show will be at the Ocean Room, Gorleston tomorrow.

There will be a sporting memorabilia auction held during the evening which will include signed Premiership shirts.

Dinner tickets for the show are available from the Ocean Room s direct on 01493 667890 or boxing only on the door from 9pm at £10.

All the members of the Kingfisher club were sadden to hear of the sudden death of one of their coaches.

Carl Goreham, aged 43, has been with the club for the last four years and in that time became a much respected member of the coaching team. All thoughts are with his wife and young family. The funeral is to be held on Wednesday at Norwich crematorium at 10.30am.

The family have requested that black should not be worn at the funeral as they would like the service to be a celebration of Carl's life. Any members of the Kingfisher ABC who wish to attend are asked to wear the official Kingfisher uniform.