Dinner serves up treat

March Amateur Boxing Club dinner show - Harry Rody (red, March) vs Riley Smith (Haddenham&Ely) www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
March Amateur Boxing Club dinner show - Harry Rody (red, March) vs Riley Smith (Haddenham&Ely) www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
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MARCH Boxing Club enjoyed another good open dinner show on Friday night at the Braza Club.

The one disappointment on the night was the defeat of March’s Danny Hedges in his 50kg Eastern Counties Junior ABA bout against Karl Davis from Billericay.

Hedges made a slow start against a fleet-footed Davis but in the second he started to catch up applying pressure better.

In the third round Hedges was flat out throughout and thought he done enough. But it was too little too late and Davis was awarded the points win.

March’s Harry Rody really gave his bout away against Riley Smith of Haddenham & Ely ABC.

The win was there for the taking but Harry did not perform to his best and lost on points.

Mark Crosby, who has a bye in the Junior ABA championships, struggled against the hard-hitting Bradley Pauls of Portsmouth Golden Ring.

Coach Bernie Wing said: “It was not one of his best fights and he lost on points but can certainly do better.”

March’s Ben Cuthbert was named boxer of the night after he beat Mesut-Can Polat of Cambridge ABC in his first bout at middleweight.

Not many seconds into the bout Cuthbert caught his opponent with a backhand and Polat took a count of eight.

Both boxers went for it and Polat took another count of eight at the end of round.

Round two Cuthbert went for a knockout but it did not happen and he was told to stick to his boxing. Before long Polat took another count of eight and his corner threw in the towel. Ben won on a stoppage.

Chatteris Boxing Club’s Dean Baxter lost on points to Finchley’s Martin Delaney. Jordan Gill was given a bye in the Junior ABA championships.

Wing said: “It was a very good night with some excellent bouts.”