Pavilion all set for boxing fiesta
PUBLISHED: 13:39 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH ABC's first show of the season takes place at the Pavilion, tomorrow (Friday 21) with a start time of 7.45pm, writes Phil Crook.
EXMOUTH ABC.'s first show of the season takes place at the Pavilion, tomorrow (Friday 21) with a start time of 7.45pm, writes Phil Crook.
The initial show looks to have an excellent mix of enthusiastic juniors and hard hitting seasoned seniors.
The juniors tend to know no fear and usually adopt an attack policy as they throw caution to the wind.
That approach could prove expensive if adopted by the two super heavyweights on show, Tony Fitzgerald from Minehead and Nathan Walton from Saints ABC in Plymouth.
With a combined weight of 200k, if one of these giants walks into a big punch and hits the canvas the shock waves will be felt throughout the hall.
In a light heavyweight contest between Richard Cane from Newton Abbot and Ronnie Lee from Exeter, one of them will experience the bitter taste of defeat for the first time, whilst the other will extend his unbeaten run.
Danny Waters, from Ilfracombe, will travel from North Devon eager to protect his record of 4 wins from 5 contests but will face a very determined Louis Jeans from Lympstone, who will no doubt be keen to extend his record of 3 wins from 5 bouts.
Clubmate Rob Smith will be out to repeat the victory he recorded over Barnstaple's Darren Hull in October, in which he edged to a very narrow majority verdict.
Exmouth's Danny Routledge will be hoping to repeat the sort of form he showed in March when he lifted the best senior boxer of the evening trophy, after comprehensively out-pointing his former club-mate James Skinner, who now boxes for Exeter.
Team-mate Danny Kelly will pull on a gold and black vest for the first time since his transfer from Bedworth, near Coventry, when he does battle with James Miles from Devonport.
Lympstone's Kelsall-Spur brothers, Tristan and Alex, will be looking to continue their recent fine form when they meet Paignton's Elliott Browse and Watchet's Connor Murphy respectively.
Exmouth's own pair of brothers, Gage and Sam Seldon, clash with Devonport's Yanis Tyler and Newton Abbot's Darryl Parker and the hard hitting duo will be hoping to repeat the double victory that they recorded on the Lympstone show back in May. Lympstone's Alex Webb will be eager for the bell to signal the start of his long awaited return to the light heavyweight division when he clashes with Devonport's Matt Spooner. Tickets are now on sale from Auto Save in Exeter Road until mid-day tomorrow (Friday) or on the door from 7pm. See next week's Journal for a full report on the night's action.