ISLAND boxers had some impressive and encouraging results in mainland competitions last weekend.
Two members of Ventnor Boxing Club went to Heart of Portsmouth ABC’s gym show, with Danny Green leading the way.
The 19 year old stepped up a class for this bout, moving up from three two-minute rounds to four, and outclassed Titchfield’s Kieran Hughes throughout, winning the judges’ vote.
Meanwhile, Louie Dale, ten, took part in a skills bout against Harry Brown from the host club. There were no winners but it was a good opportunity to develop skills and ring practice.
Coach Skinny Conroy said: "Harry was a taller lad but Louie held him at bay and did really well, while Danny was a class act against Hughes."
The club also took Aaron McQue to Leigh Park on Wednesday night, see next week for a report.
Wightlink-sponsored Newport Phoenix ABC had two fighters at two different events.
After an 18-month lay-off thanks to injuries sustained in his other sport, football, Josh Appell made his competitive return at Titchfield ABC’s dinner show at Portsmouth Guildhall.
Against last year’s Southern Counties middleweight champion, the 6ft 8ins B. Goodridge, Josh did well considering he had not been in the ring for son long, and lost the judges’ vote despite landing some good punches.
A day later, Macaulay Barnes, 16, had the bout of his life at Southampton ABC’s show at Oasis Academy.
Despite his small stature, Macaulay was a giant against Ramez Hashemi, earning a unanimous points decision.
Coach Derek Wolfe said: "He had the bout of his life, he was incredible and landed so many punches!"