Irish glory for Ventnor trio

By Clare Newman

Friday, April 11, 2014


Irish glory for Ventnor trio

From left, Danny Green, Daryl Simpkins and Aaron McHugh, who all won in Ireland. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

VENTNOR boxers gave it their all in a meeting at Dublin University last weekend, and got their reward.

Danny Green won his bout with a unanimous decision, Daryl Simpkins won his bout with a third-round knock-out, and youngest member Aaron McHugh won his match in the first round.

Coaches Darren Green and Skinny Conroy travelled with the trio for the event. Skinny said: "The Irish lads were exceptionally tough and our lads really had to work hard for their victories."

It has been a successful couple of weeks for the club, which has been enjoying training sessions with members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment — several members of which are from the IW.

At a dinner show in Waterlooville, Doug Snape won his first bout for the club with a hard-fought victory on points over Danny Mitchell from the host club.

Simpkins took on Lewis Brookes from Gym01 in Portsmouth, and also performed excellently to win with a unanimous decision.

Newport Phoenix Boxing Club’s Chad Cooper had his first win in Bognor Regis last week.

He took on L. Everitt from the host club and won with a technical knock-out in the first round.

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