McPhilbin impresses during latest Phoenix ABC boxing show

Another astounding evening of boxing took place last week, hosted by Phoenix Amateur Boxing Club.

13 boxers from the club in Carlton took part against fighters from around the country.

12-year-old Geneva Jones and Frances Power, 14, took part in a skills bouts where there is no winner. Both put in good performances and will be looking at full contests very soon.

11-year-old-fighter Abdul Hasseb took part in his first contest against Gabrielius Marcinkevicius,12, of Boston Town ABC. Hasseb lost on a close points decision.

Kurzon Haywood, 12, took on Thomas Coulte,12, of Eastwood ABC. Haywood won on a unanimous points decision.

11-year-old Liam McPhilbin was on great form taking on Spencer Wood, 12, from Clay Cross ABC. McPhilbin won on a unanimous decision and was awarded best home boxer of the night.

Cole Millichip 12, was in a great battle against Jamie Caress of Eastwood ABC. Millichip won on a much deserved points decision.

PICTURED: Liam McPhilbin (IMAGE: Mike Robers Photography)

13-year-old Darragh Walsh 13 was involved in another crowd pleasing bout against Ashton Sipson of Huthwaite ABC. Walsh winning on a points decision.

Paddy Smith, 14, was involved in a good skilful bout against Jacob Fox of Clifton ABC. Smith won on a points decision.

Sinead Willbye, 14, took part in highly anticipated contest against the highly rated Rosie Boyton of West London club Danson ABC.  After three very good rounds, Willbye won on a unanimous decision.

16-year-old fighter Kory Harkin, who was back in the ring after a few months off, took on Mathew Hooper of Fight Ministry in Grimsby. Both boxers gave their all in a good battle. Hooper won following a very close decision and there should definitely be a rematch in future.

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Keelan Jackson, 21, boxed Bred Bethall of Leicester Unity ABC. This was another highly anticipated bout in which Bethall took the points decision in a great contest.

Last up was East Midlands beltholder Barney Stratton. The 17-year-old was due to defend his belt but his opponent came in over the weight allowance for a belt bout. Instead the fight went ahead as a normal bout. Barney put in a very strong performance, catching his opponent with some great shots and managed to win on a unanimous points decision.

Overall was a great night for the club who now boast 34 registered boxers. The club will host another show on May 17th at the Arnold Liberal Club.

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