Moore the merrier
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
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.
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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.
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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.