Moore the merrier

PUBLISHED: 16:23 07 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:48 04 May 2010

BOOM! Moore lands a stinging left-hook.

BOOM! Moore lands a stinging left-hook.

Perry makes it five wins from the last six. A CLASSY and composed display from Perry Moore saw him overcome Woodenborough powerhouse Blake Ellis at Haddenham ABC s first open show of the season. Home boxer Moore, 16, was battling against a fit, quick and

GOOD LAD: Moore with boxing legend Dave “Boy” Green.
Photos: FRASER BADCOCK

Perry makes it five wins from the last six.

A CLASSY and composed display from Perry Moore saw him overcome Woodenborough powerhouse Blake Ellis at Haddenham ABC's first open show of the season.

Home boxer Moore, 16, was battling against a fit, quick and aggressive opponent who, at 79kg, was more than a kilogram heavier and nine months older than him.

But in front of special guest, former European champion Dave "Boy" Green, and a sell-out crowd at the Arkenstall Centre on Saturday night, he used his height and reach advantage to great effect to claim his fifth win from his last six fights.

Moore dominated the centre of the ring in the first round and matched his opponent's aggressive style, trading powerful blows, and landing some stinging left-hooks.

The Haddenham puncher went on the back foot in the second round, intelligently teasing Ellis in before snapping back with hard lefts.

Ellis threw everything at a tiring Moore in the final round, but, despite suffering a cut lip, the youngster held on to win by a majority decision.

Moore said: "He (Ellis) looked like a bodybuilder and was a very hard hitter. I felt him out a bit in the first round and knew I wouldn't be able to knock him out, so fought tactically and I'm delighted to have won."

Coach Mick Sawyer said: "I gave Perry this fight to see just how good he is and he didn't let me down. He has a tremendous natural ability and his timing is absolutely superb. Perry showed a lot of guts to get through that final round and if he can improve his fitness he will go far."

Fan-favourite Tyler Goodjohn suffered a shock defeat in the 66kg category to Handsworth ABC's Daniel Hardman.

Fifteen-year-old Goodjohn went into the fight with all guns blazing, whilst Hardman picked up points with jabs when Goodjohn left himself exposed, and eventually won on a unanimous decision.

Sawyer said: "Tyler has beaten some of the best boxers of his age in the country and this wasn't one of them. It will be a good experience for him as he will learn to box a bit more tactically in the future. I'm putting Tyler and Perry in the Junior ABA's and I think they both have a good chance of winning it."

It was a good night overall for Haddenham with their two other boxers involved, Perry's brother Steve Moore (46kg), Aaron Barret (36kg), both picking up impressive wins.

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