Lympstone boxer impresses on Bristol bill

08:28 06 February 2014

Jon Fenton-Harvey who won so impressively at Bristol

Jon Fenton-Harvey who won so impressively at Bristol

Archant

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.”

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:35
Exmouth Sea Angling Club member Darren Bell of Exeterwith a 14lb 12oz 7 drams blonde ray caught during a trip to fish in the Bristol Channel. This is a new club record for the species.

Exmouth Sea Angling Association’s Darren Bell set a new record for the club in terms of catching blonde rays last week, writes Si Boeree.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:46
Parade des Figaros lors de l inauguration de la Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire 2015 - Bordeaux le 22/05/2015

The final countdown is on the start of the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
Sidmouth sailing - the Scorpion championships. Guy Revill and Jack Rea racing on Day Two.

Over the bank holiday weekend, Sidmouth Sailing Club hosted the Scorpion Southern Area Championships and Round Two of the 2015 Silver Scorpion National Circuit.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:28
Cricket

Sidbury entertained Withycombe Rugby Club Dads in what was their fourth outing of the season.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:28
Close up view of tennis racket and balls on the clay tennis court

Budleigh Salterton Tennis Club is hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27
Exmouth Harriers at the Chagford Two Hills race; (left to right); Anthony Hatchard, Dawn Teed and Hugh Marsden.

Three Exmouth Harriers were on parade for the Chagford Two Hills Race, writes Cathy Newman

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27
Exmouth RFC award winners with their trophies

Exmouth RFC held their 2015 Awards Evening to honour the stars of the campaign on and off the Imperial ground turf, writes Jan McCarthy.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

Playing in Division Four of the Exeter and District Over-60s League, Budleigh Men have made an encouraging start to the season by winning all four matches played to date, writes Paul Griffin.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

Taking place for the 210th time, the Saturday morning Killerton Park Run had a record number of finishers, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:22

With the season now in full swing, Madeira bowlers have had a busy week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder