Exmouth show a week away
PUBLISHED: 10:26 29 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:52 10 June 2010
AMATEUR BOXING: With Exmouth ABC s show at the Pavilion just around the corner on March 7, the matching process is well underway.
AMATEUR BOXING: With Exmouth ABC's show at the Pavilion just around the corner on March 7, the matching process is well underway.
The strict criteria for boxers under 17 is they have to be within 12 months in age of their opponent. Most coaches will only accept bouts where the age difference is six months.
They then have to be within a maximum of 3 kilos but, again, particularly with the lighter weights, only 1.5 kilos will be conceded.
You then have to find someone who is also of similar experience and ability, which is why boxers are being drawn from Cornwall and up as far as the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and everywhere in between!
Exmouth coach Phil Crook is on target to reach his ambition to have 14 bouts, with each contest having either an Exmouth or Lympstone boxer taking part.
Exmouth's Fergus O'Conell will have his second bout when he meets Exeter's Jamie Harris.
Clubmate Danny Routledge clashes with Tony Kallis from Mayflower, while Mitchell Cudd will box Barnstaple's Craig Lavercombe.
The search is still on for an opponent for the club's talented 78 kilo junior star Joe Farrant.
At only 15 there is a distinct shortage of suitable opponents, but the search will continue, right up to the night if necessary.
Lympstone's Alex Kelsal-Spur meets old foe Ben Ruth, Mayflower, and there are Mayflower opponents for his clubmates Dean Hill and Rob Smith.
Mark Hughes meets Dean Bartlett from Bodmin and Ollie Kitchen comes up against Paignton's Elliot Browse.
It is hoped that Lympstone's Kalup Orchard, Carl Connor and Keith Jeans will also appear on the show. Tickets are now on sale at Auto Save in Exeter Road, Exmouth, priced at £10.