Three Juniors one senior
Three St Marys juniors were in action on the Tenterden Boxing club show on Sat 25th Feb. First up was 10 year old George Evans, who boxed well in his no decision skills bout against S. Nash (Whitstable BC). Next up was 12 year old Enriko Itauma. Having seen his older brother Karol lift the National Youth title in Rotherham the weekend before, the 68kg boxer was in determined mood for more family success. As Enriko is already almost 6 feet tall and weighing so much for his age, he has struggled to get bouts and had been out of the ring since May last year. He was up against the hosts A. Cribbins who had an identical unbeaten record of 2 wins out of 2, so someones unbeaten record would be ended. Having almost 12 months advantage in age, the mature Cribbins came flying out at the first bell and immediately tried to get close to the taller Itauma and throw hooks. However, this stung Enriko into action and he started rattling off some combinations to head and body that not many boxers his age and weight would land. Roared on by his home crowd, Cribbins never stopped trying and did have some success when he got close, but Itauma was always a step ahead in all three rounds and ran out a clear points winner. Next in was 14 year old George Dawson. Up against the strong J. Crosgave, Dawson tried to keep the match at long range, but Crosgrave was strong enough to enforce his tactics to get close and rough up Dawson. After three rounds, Crosgrave was given the decision and after 3 wins, Dawson will now have to rebuild and learn from the experience in the gym.
In the evening the senior section had Danny Motton in action at the Hastings show. Danny won against a local boxer on points, to take his record this season to 4 wins from 4. That was the St Marys 50th bout of the season, winning 34 of them. The club hopes to get over 100 by the end of the season in June. There will be more opportunities for bouts when St Marys host their final Boxing show of the season on Saturday March 11th at Lordswood leisure centre, Chatham ME5 8YE. Lots of local boxers will be in action, ranging from novice juniors, to Open class seniors boxing for Southern area belts. Doors open at 6pm, with boxing starting at 7pm. Advanced discounted tickets can be purchased by calling 07796647045. Tickets on the door are £7 children 5-16. Over 16’s ARE £15 on the door
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