Haddenham Youngsters Impress World Champion

PUBLISHED: 12:50 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

WORLD super-middleweight champion Carl Froch gave his seal of approval to the young stars of Haddenham ABC after watching the clubs amateur boxing show on Saturday. The WBC champion was left impressed with a number of the young boxers on show at the even

WORLD super-middleweight champion Carl Froch gave his seal of approval to the young stars of Haddenham ABC after watching the clubs' amateur boxing show on Saturday.

The WBC champion was left impressed with a number of the young boxers on show at the event which brought in competitors from as far afield as London and Sussex.

The club's head-coach Mick Sawyer, said: "I had a chat with Carl after the show and he said it was one of the best amateur events he has ever been to, which is fantastic news for the club.

"He had good words for all the lads and he was particularly impressed with Tyler Goodjohn which will obviously be a massive boost for him."

There were four boxers from the Haddenham club in action on the night and the evening started well with a majority win for Jack Ure, the youngster securing his first win in the ring against Chadwell ABC's J Wise.

Up and coming boxer Zac Rush impressed coach Sawyer despite losing out to Fulbourn's Joe Macdonald, "Zac is coming on really well and is starting to throw lots of good shots while forcing his way inside, I'm positive he is going to be a good boxer," he said.

Jesse Smith got back on the winning trail with a points decision over K Logan and there was also a victory for Tyler Goodjohn in the evening's main event as he secured a unanimous victory over 24 year-old J Calendar from Bedford ABC.

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