Wins for Shaw and Smith at Exeter show

PUBLISHED: 07:51 04 April 2015 | UPDATED: 07:51 04 April 2015


Lympstone boxers were in good form on Saturday at the Exeter ABC show at the Corn Exchange before a capacity crowd.

Louis Silk (11 yrs, 35kg) was an unlucky split decision loser against Aiden Whiting of Plymouth Mayflower.

Whiting started like a whirlwind, throwing punches from all angles and unsettling Silk.

It wasn’t until the third round that Silk managed to get the better of the Plymouth boy but was unable to make up the deficit.

Silk’s performance in his first competitive bout bodes well for the future.

Angus Smith (15 yrs, 54kg) kept up his unbeaten record when he stepped up in class against the formidable Laslo Topax from Torquay Warriors ABC.

Smith dominated the bout from the outset peppering the ever-advancing Topax with fast, three-punch combinations.

Topax absorbed a three-round merciless attack from Smith, who won a good unanimous decision.

Lewis Shaw (69kg) met the classy Ryan Hibberd of Devonport A BC.

Shaw started well peppering the Plymouth boxer with rapier-like lefts that kept the Plymouth boxer on the back foot.

Hibberd had some success in the second, forcing Shaw to temporarily give ground.

The third was a fairly even affair with first one then the other getting on top. Shaw won on a split decision.

Dean Tratt (75kg) featured in one of the best bouts of the night when he met Henry Trancle of Torbay.

Both boxers went toe-to-toe for three torrid rounds.

Tratt’s superior fitness won the day as the Torbay boxer wilted under a continuous barrage from Tratt, who won a unanimous points decision.

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