Squire and Squire reign supreme.
PUBLISHED: 09:01 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:25 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH ABC s Squire twins, Jonah and Eric, were back in action in Bournemouth on Friday night, just a week after their double triumph at the club s Pavilion show, writes Phil Crook.
EXMOUTH ABC's Squire twins, Jonah and Eric, were back in action in Bournemouth on Friday night, just a week after their double triumph at the club's Pavilion show, writes Phil Crook.
After an horrendous trip along the south coast, battling against high winds, driving rain and a multitude of road works, the pair arrived just before the tournament was due to start.
Jonah was second on the bill and, after his medical check and having made the agreed weight, he had to hurriedly prepare.
He was unfazed though and he looked confident as he entered the ring, despite seeing his opponent, Saun Panting, (Victory ABC, Hampshire) standing at least two inches taller than him in the opposite corner.
Jonah dominated the first two rounds with fast smart jabs mixed with the occasional right cross.
With Panting becoming increasingly frustrated in the final round as Jonah ducked and slipped his way out of trouble with consummate ease, it was obvious to all that the Exmouth boxer was heading for a unanimous points verdict, and so it proved.
Eric had an extra two bouts to prepare himself as he lined up against the home club's Harry Parman, who was very well supported.
Like his brother, though, Eric wasn't in the least bit put off and he attacked straight from the bell and his southpaw stance took his opponent by surprise.
He landed three and four punch combinations as he took the first round with ease.
With Parman being sent out for round two with a change of tactics to counteract Squire's unorthodox style, Eric did well to just edge a much closer round.
With instructions to dominate the last round, the Exmouth boxer attacked with speed and power to leave the partisan crowd, and, more importantly, the judges, in doubt as to who deserved the decision.
His unanimous victory was well received by the large, but knowledgeable crowd.
The journey home was a lot less fraught, thanks to two more wins to further enhance their growing reputation.
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