Lympstones’s Robinson rules the ring at Exeter

PUBLISHED: 17:53 02 May 2012

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Lympstone Amateur Boxing Club’s novice middleweight Gary Robinson pulled off a shock on Friday night stopping taller, heavier and more experienced Tom Higson in three rounds, writes David Beasley.

Robinson, 24, with just three bouts under his belt squared off against six-foot-three Higson of Carl’s Boxing School of Plymouth at the Lemon Grove on a Exeter ABC show.

Robinson, 82kg, was outweighed by two kg and gave away several inches in height but in the first round dipped in under Higson’s jab and landed some hurtful body shots that took the wind out of Higson’s sails.

Round two saw Robinson beginning to get on top, ripping in powerful punches - one of which forced the referee to give Higson a standing count.

Sensing victory, Robinson rumbled forward and had Higson hanging on for dear life at the end of the round.

Round three was barely ten seconds old when another powerful flurry of punches sent Higson to the canvas forcing his corner to throw in the towel.

Robinson will next be in action at Exmouth Pavilion on Saturday May 19 when the Lympstone ABC stages its final show of the season.

Guest of Honour for the evening will be Lee Haskins, the world-ranked British and Commonwealth Super-Flyweight Champion.

Also appearing on the show from the home club will be juniors, Ben Holland, Harry Webb, Rory Clay and Aaron Robinson.

Seniors include Richard Clarke Connor Lester, Jared Jones, James Beaumont, Callum Lester and Matt Case of Exmouth ABC.

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