Mixed night for fighters

Lancaster Round Table volunteer Ben Robinson handing over the cheque that purchased the equipment to club coach Paul Fielding with some of the Skerton boxers in the ring that the funds helped purchase.
Lancaster Round Table volunteer Ben Robinson handing over the cheque that purchased the equipment to club coach Paul Fielding with some of the Skerton boxers in the ring that the funds helped purchase.
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Skerton ABC started their season with a home show at Smokey O’Connors last Friday night.

The show was due to feature 20 bouts, but due to some late cancellations by opponents it ended with only 11 bouts on the card.

Even though the card was depleted of some of the more experienced Skerton boxers it was still an amazing and exciting night of quality boxing.

The evening ended with the local club having a mixed bag of wins and losses.

Some of the highlights of the evening were Mikael Shaik stopping his opponent in the second round with an unbelievable flurry of heavy shots to the head and body.

This lad is one to watch and is guaranteed to have a great future with Skerton.

Also, Lloyd Grogan outclassed and outworked his opponent to gain a unanimous points decision in his first outing for the club.

John Scarfe (11) showed how much he has improved with a faultless performance against a more experienced opponent to win the bout by unanimous decision.

John was also awarded the best young boxer of the night award for his efforts.

There were also outstanding performances from several of the other Skerton boxers.

Dale Johnson showed he is going places with an exhilarating performance that had the crowd on their feet from round one, although the decision went against him the majority of the crowd believed he had done enough to get the result.

Special mention must go to Reece Mill (11) who again boxed beyond his years and looked to have done more than enough to have got the decision, but, much to the crowd’s dismay, the decision went against him, but Reece is made of strong stuff and he will definitely come back stronger and more

determined in his next bout.

Jack Catlow also boxed well and looked to have done enough to have got the result in a rematch against a boxer he has had the better of in a previous bout, but again the results didn’t seem to be going in the club’s favour and Jack lost on a split decision.

Also on the card was the return of Ben Beswick, back boxing for the club after a season away from the scene.

Ben is a seasoned boxer who has previously been at the highest level in amateur boxing.

Again, Ben put up a cracking display, but the judges believed he had not done enough, and the decision went against him, much to the dismay of the home crowd.

The show was a great advertisement for Skerton ABC and shows the quality and class of the boxers that come out of this local amateur boxing club.

On another note Skerton ABC were delighted to receive a kind donation from Lancaster Round Table of a brand new competition boxing ring and complete set of boxing gloves and headguards, plus protective floor covering for their gym in Edward Street, Morecambe.

Skerton ABC would like to publicly thank Lancaster Round Table for their generous donation and help in keeping the club open for the local boxers.

Any local businesses wishing to sponsor the club in any way can contact Paul Fielding on 077 666 55 401.