Success for Yarmouth boxers and kickboxers
PUBLISHED: 15:15 25 February 2012
Fourteen students from The John Hutchins Club passed their Golden Gloves Boxing Awards with Junior World Kickboxing Champion Cameron McGarrigle, passing at Platinum (Level 7). On the same night Leon Docwra passed his coaching certificate, to add to the team of highly-qualified coaches.
Nine of the fighters will be appearing on the undercard of World Lightweight Kickboxing Champion Bin Tyler’s second defence of his world title against Latvian K1 and Kickboxing National Champion Vajaceslav Skreivers at the Ocean Room on Sunday, April 29.
Platinum: Cameron McGarrigle
Super Gold: Carlos Regini–Moran, Remy Sayer and Luca McComb.
Gold: Nicky McHugh, Lisa Manning and Travis Manning.
Bronze: Carlos Fernandes, Tia Sayer, Dublyn Doole, Chiara Spink, Ellesse Regini-Moran, Chaney Docwra and Katey Plummer.
John Hutchins training sessions are held at the K9 Gym on Estcourt Road on Weds 7-9pm and Fridays 6.30-8pm.
Yarmouth Kingfisher ABC
Nico Adams of Kingfisher ABC was a decisive winner when outpointing the shorter stockier J Crosthwaite of Attleborough ABC.
Adams made his height and reach count from the start picking off his opponent with a strong left jab and straight rights. Crosthwaite tried to move forward and slip inside Adams defence but Adams worked hard throughout the first two rounds to keep his distance. In the final round the Attlebrough boxer made a big effort to close in on Adams and initially had some success working to the body.
Adams worked hard using both hands to good effect and moved out of danger until the finial bell. Giving another well-deserved win to the young Kingfisher boxer.
Jack Butcher of Kingfisher ABC lost a close bout on points to Joe May. In the first round Butcher took the fight to May using a good left jab his opponent was forced to stand off. As the round progressed Butcher started to use his right and an effective left hook to the body. The second round was much closer with both boxers landing telling punches. The last round started well for Butcher, putting his opponent under pressure. However recent illness started to take its toll on Butcher. May must have sensed this and, coming back at Butcher, was stronger and outworked the Kingfisher boxer in what proved to be a decisive second half of the finial round.