Lympstone Boxing Club signs off for season with super show at Exmouth Pavilion
PUBLISHED: 09:56 30 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 30 May 2013
The final tournament of the Lympstone Boxing Clubs season was held before a full-house at Exmouth Pavilion, writes Neil Parsons.
Those present were able to witness arguably the most exciting 15-bout bill of boxing seen for many a year locally.
Guest of honour for the evening was Grand National winning jockey Jimmy Frost .
Lympstone boxer Aaron Robinson (12yrs and 40kgs) was first into the ring taking on Danny Quinn of Intence ABC Plymouth. Robinson forced the pace from the first bell putting Quinn onto the back foot continually having to give ground. The second round followed a similar course, but with Quinn having some success countering the ever-advancing Lympstone boxer. The third round swung first one way then the other with both boxers landing good blows and Quinn gaining a majority decision at 12-8, 12-12 with the judge giving Quinn the nod for the better style.
Next up for the home club was Connor Powell (12 yrs and 46kgs) and he returned to wining ways with a convincing points success; 14-10, 10-6, 7-4, over Yate boxer Calum Slade.
Lympstone’s Jack Silk (12 yrs and 45 kgs) met Darren Redmond of the Finchley
ABC from London and, after three very competitive rounds was edged out 12-9, 10-7, 12-8.
Harry Webb (16 yrs and 57 kgs) met the classy Alex Jones of Tiverton in a contest of four two-minute rounds. Webb never really got going in a bout that never came up to expectations and lost on points; 16-15, 20-10, 14-16.
Lympstone middleweight James Beaumont was an unlucky loser against Renick Joeseph of Finchley, edged out 12-12, 13-9, 9-7.
Lympstone’s Rory Clay (12 yrs and 41kgs) featured in a return bout with Brandon Stacey of the Pilgrim ABC Plymouth. This was the third meeting between the two; Stacey having beaten Clay twice by the narrowest of margins when they met in Plymouth.
This time the Judges were not needed as Clay forced the bout landing some heavy counters to the body that forced the Plymouth boxers corner to retire him at the end of the second.
Connor Lester Lympstone met Exmouth’s Josh Pender in a welterweight contest that was
adjudged the best bout of the night by the ABA Officials on duty.
Tt was a fierce encounter with both boxers landing telling blows in the first which Pender won. In the second Pender made the mistake of charging in, dropping his guard, and was caught by a short right hand that put him on the canvas for a mandatory eight count that turned the bout in Lester’s favour,
The third was a torrid affair with a bloodied Pender visibly tiring and taking considerable punishment which ended with Lester winning a unanimous point’s verdict at 16-13, 24-21, 19-11.
Lympstone’s Jared Jones turned in the best performance of his career when he comprehensively beat Paul Greenidge of Finchley. His opponent had no answer to the crisp sharp punching of Jones who landed three-punch combinations throughout and it was only the superb fitness and durability of the London boxer that got him through to the final bell with Jones a deserved and unanimous 13-5, 14-5, 12-7 winner.
Top of the bill was a light-heavyweight bout between Lympstone’s Ollie Kitchen and Ossie Jevier of Finchley. This was a step up in class for Kitchen, but he rose to the occasion with a
master class of hitting, whilst avoiding any hits to his body! Kitchen speared the London boxer with rapier like southpaw lefts and used his superior footwork to dart out of reach.
Jervier had a little success in the third round as Kitchen, who was conceding four kgs in weight began to tire, but the Lympstone boxer had built up a commanding lead to run out a
15-8, 14-6,14-8 points winner.
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