Lympstone boxer impresses on Bristol bill

PUBLISHED: 08:28 06 February 2014 | UPDATED: 08:28 06 February 2014

Jon Fenton-Harvey who won so impressively at Bristol

Jon Fenton-Harvey who won so impressively at Bristol

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Lympstone ABCs light-welterweight Jon Fenton-Harvey (64 kgs) guested for the Fire Service in their annual match against the Police, writes Neil Parsons.

What proved to be a cracking night of boxing was held at the Marriott Hotel, Bristol.

Fenton-Harvey met the talented Adam Hurrrell of Dagenham ABC who started the bout with flashy lefts and used his considerable skills to dazzle a somewhat subdued Fenton-Harvey whop was clearly coming to terms with his first experience of such a prestigious tournament.

As the opening round went on the Lympstone boxer found his feet and went on to claim the round by the smallest of margins.

Some stern advice from his corner during the interval clearly inspired Fenton-Harvey who came out at the bell for the second round and took the initiative landing a series of heavy shots that resulted in his opponent being forced to take a standing eight count.

Fenton-Harvey relentlessly piled on the pressure sensing that Hurreell was in trouble, but the Dagenham boxer used his skill to keep out of further woe until a great left hook to the body dropped him for a second eight count right on the bell to end the round.

Fenton-Harvey came out strongly for the final round and his superior fitness allowed him to boss the bout and a good left right combination had the Dagenham boxer on the canvass for the third time!

Hurrell, to his credit, gamely got to his feet and bravely weathered the final onslaught that won Fenton-Harvey a unanimous decision against a classy opponent.

Coach Rob Cox said: “Jon had worked hard in the gym since the Christmas break. This performance and victory is no more than he deserved and once again underlines the importance of hard work before a contest. He put the hard gym work in to prepare properly and got his just rewards.”

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