Silk makes Lympstone ABC history with national title win

PUBLISHED: 12:52 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:52 23 February 2017

Lympstone ABC member Louis Silk

Lympstone ABC member Louis Silk

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History was made at Lympstone ABC on Saturday when Louis Silk became the first member of the club to win a national title.

Silk contested the Class One 36kg class against Chris O’Driscol from the Gator ABC, London.

Silk controlled the bout from the outset drawing his opponent in and schooling him with crisp punches.

The Silk long-range punching was most effective he beat his opponent to the punch regularly and showed superior strength.

Silk stepped up the pace in the third rounds when he was more productive, using his feet well and he frequently moved O’Driscoll to provide space for eye-catching cluster of punches to seal a comparatively easy victory and the Lympstone ABCs maiden national title.

Silk’s club mate Edd James was not so lucky.

Boxing in the 48kg final against Tony Price of Luton, James was outgunned in the fitness department by a very strong opponent.

However, James gave it his all and took the bout the full distance at the end of which the Luton fighter won a close points verdict.

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