Lympstone boxer Silk in successful title defence

PUBLISHED: 08:53 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 08:53 05 March 2015

Lympstone boxer Jack Silk

Lympstone boxer Jack Silk


Lympstone boxer Jack Silk successfully defended his Southern Division Junior title at Torrington against old foe Tyrone Richards of Camborne ABC, writes Neil Parsons.

These two met in last years final when Silk won with a second round stoppage.

Young Silk controlled every round against a much improved Richards and dominated the bout to gain a unanimous points decision.

On Saturday, at Barnstaple Rugby Club, Silk contested the Western Counties Championship, taking on Yeovil ABCs Bailey Crosby.

Silk seemed to be a little apprehensive in the first 30 seconds of the bout, but as he settled down he landed some combinations that he had been

working on in the gym and produced some very intelligent boxing to take the first round.

The Yeovil lad tried to exert some pressure in the second, but the slick footwork of Silk kept him at arms length and also allowed the Lympstone boxer to land a series of good combinations that saw him take round two.

The final round was touch and go, as both boxers went toe to toe, but Silk’s superior fitness finally won the day when he was adjudged the unanimous points winner.

Silk had trained very hard for a full eight weeks prior to his latest outing, getting up at 5.30am each morning to do road work before school, and then he has been spending five nights a week in the gym. His hard work is clearly paying off.

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