Mason set for big fight night on Friday.

PUBLISHED: 12:08 18 January 2011

Boxing Gloves

Boxing Gloves


LYMPSTONE Amateur Boxing Club opens 2011 with a solid-looking 14-bout bill topped by triple World Firefighter Games medallist Matt Mason, writes David Beasley.

The club’s first bout of the year at Exmouth’s Mecca of boxing, The Pavilion, takes place this Friday, January 21 with guest of honour, Exeter’s unbeaten professional International Masters light-welterweight king Jamie Speight.

The evening is opened by the juniors and Exmouth’s 12-year-old Jack Mesher with a skills bout – a training bout without a verdict.

Exmouth dynamo Harry Webb, 14, hopes to extend his purple patch after two one-round finishes with a duel against Swindon’s Jamie Knowles.

Harry Randall-Johnson, 15, and unbeaten in three bouts, squares off against Tiverton’s Alex Jones.

The bill hosts strong line-up of seniors with World Firefighter Games gold medallist Matt Mason, 34, hoping to improve on a previous result when he boxes experienced Jamie Bickham from Minehead.

In May 2009 Matt won a majority decision.

Exmouth’s Carl Connor, 18, 63kg, boxes Swindon’s Frankie Mellor, while Royal Marine Gary Robinson, 23, has his third contest at around the cruiserweight limit of 83kg against an opponent to be announced.

Skilful light middleweight Jared Jones, 20, boxes at 71kg against Brian Westell from Plymouth in a rematch.

Jones used his boxing skills to trounce Westell of Plymouth in the autumn at an Exmouth ABC show but only earned a majority verdict.

He hopes to improve on the win especially after the disappointment of being disqualified for holding at a show in Weston Super-Mare last year.

Raffle tickets, priced £1 each, will be available on the night with the top prize for the premiership game Man Utd V Everton on April 21 and accommodation.

Proceeds will go towards funding the club house’s – called Harding Hall – extension.

Tickets are £10 on the door, doors open 7pm, first bout 8pm.

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