BOXING: Fighters of all ages entertain hundreds at Haddenham ABC’s home show
Hundreds of local boxing fans flocked to Ely last weekend for a night of entertaining action hosted by Haddenham ABC – and they were not disappointed.
Fight fans – and former professionals Dave ‘Boy’ Green and Tyler Goodjohn - were treated to 15 top-quality bouts involving fighters of all weights and ages at Ely College.
The home club claim an impressive five victories, starting with Shea Haywood, who beat T. Cotterell of Cheshunt.
The 11-year-old was taking part in his first bout but showed no signs of any nerves and turned in a mature performance, with coach Mike Sawyer saying it looked like “he had been boxing for a long while.”
Next to notch a victory was 17-year-old Liam Finlay, who saw off the challenge of Holland Park fighter, L. Mulberry.
Finlay boxed cleverly and professionally, using his jab well in a fight described as one of the best contests of the evening.
Hope Price also added another victory to his record, defeating G. Bozzia of St Albans with a sharp performance.
A devastating uppercut was the key for 18-year-old George Leech in his fight with D. Stanhope of Holland Park.
Leech, 18, tested Stanhope with a solid left hand before the fight was stopped in the third round after the Haddenham talent landed the decisive shot.
Aaron Jobe claimed Haddenham’s fifth victory of the evening, beating D. Miller of Gennington with a dominant performance.
The 36-year-old super heavyweight fought on the inside brilliantly, hurting Miller in the first and second rounds before the referee stepped in midway through the third.
Also stepping through the ropes was youngster Josh Lampshire, who took on a Stevenage-based fighter in a skills bout and Alfie Connell, who suffered a points defeat.
Also in action were Charlie Rippingdale, Millie Symons, Adam Hewitt, Nathan Smith and Harry Joel.
Haddenham coach, Mike Sawyer, said: “It was an excellent show and it was great to see so many Ely and Haddenham people turn up.
“It was a fantastic night and everyone who came said how good it was.”
The club’s next show takes place on March 24.