March boxer Stevens loses to national champion

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March Boxing Club’s Charlie Stevens qualified for the semi-final of the National Elite Boxing Championships, winning in the quarter-final against Joe Laws from Birtley Boxing Club.

Charlie lost in the semi to Carl Fail from Far Cotton (Northampton), who then became national champion, beating Ekow Essuman.

Regan Lazenby lost his bout in Scunthorpe when the match was stopped due to a cut over the eye while Regan was in control of the fight.

On Friday, two boxers competed in Nottingham. Robert Tanner won by unanimous decision. Joe Steed fought for the first time as a senior against much older and stronger opponent. He won by unanimous decision.

Coach Dave Cole said Joe moved well and used his superior movement to cancel out his opponent’s strength advantage and dominate the bout.

On Saturday, Shaun Simpson boxed in his third bout in Luton. He won with a first round stoppage, securing a second win in a row. Coach Nick Morris said: “Shaun was very relaxed and boxed well.”

On Sunday, Acer Smith was boxing in the association final of schoolboys championships in Sudbury. Acer lost his bout while 10-years-old Josh Tanner had his second skill bout and did very well.