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Phoenix ABC fighters make memorable debuts in the boxing ring

Phoenix ABC held its first boxing show of the season at the Arnold Liberal club last week.

15 Phoenix boxers took part against fighters from around the country.

11-year-old Aleah Luvi took part in her second skills bout, where there is no winner. Aleah used her height advantage to great effect and showed great skill.

Paddy Rooney, 11, was involved in a very hard fought contest. He boxed on the backfoot for most of the contest, catching his opponent with some eye catching shots. After three close rounds, Paddy was declared the winner.

12-year-old Laiton Frater 12, taking part in his first full contest, was involved in a hard-fought encounter. Laiton used his height advantage and long arms to catch his opponent on the way in and was awarded the points win.

Cole Millichip, 12, boxed on the front foot from the first bell, until the last. It was another close contest, but Cole was awarded the points victory. 

Mario Charalambous, 13, put in his best performance to date by boxing at a very high pace and catching his much taller opponent with very strong shots. Mario was awarded the points decision and best junior boxer of the night award.

14-year-old Paddy Smith was in a very highly-skilled contest. Paddy used his fast hands to great effect and got the points victory.

Sonny Rooney, 15, making his debut, was in an action packed contest which had the large crowd on their feet. After three close rounds, Sonny was declared the winner.

Charlie Potts, 16, put in a very strong performance boxing at a very high pace throughout the bout. Halfway through the third round, the referee halted the bout and Charlie took the win.

Barney Stratton, 18, was involved in a highly anticipated contest against another highly rated opponent. The bout lived up to its billing with both boxers giving theie all . Barney was is top form getting better in the exchanges. Barney was declared winner and also boxer of the night award.

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