BOXING: Hall defeats Cable in Windrush show

Witney Gazette: The fighters who took part in the Windrush Boxing Show. Back (from left): Nathan Hall, Lewis Townsend, Harry Connors, Tommy Connors, Kelvin Young. Front: Harrison Greeves, Zack Ryerson, Shaun Callaway, Jimmy Doran. Pictured with head coach Joe Bu The fighters who took part in the Windrush Boxing Show. Back (from left): Nathan Hall, Lewis Townsend, Harry Connors, Tommy Connors, Kelvin Young. Front: Harrison Greeves, Zack Ryerson, Shaun Callaway, Jimmy Doran. Pictured with head coach Joe Bu

Light bantamweight Nathan Hall from Windrush Valley, 14, was in impressive form as he beat Portsmouth’s Billy Cable on points at the home club’s first show of the season at the Browne’s Hall in Carterton on Sunday.

The Home Counties Schoolboy champion and England Boxing semi-finalist, 14, showed fine technique and bossed the majority of the bout with crisp incisive shots for a unanimous points decision.

Six years ago the club, whose head coach is Joe Bugner junior, son of the former British heavyweight champion, lost everything in the floods, but after fundraising they relocated to Browne’s Hall.

Secretary Ann Setch said: “We have been allocated some land in the area, so we’re continuing to do fundraising for that.”

The event was attended by guest of honour IBO intercontinental superweight champion Kelvin Young, who presented the trophies.

Shaun Callaway, 10, started the show off with a skills bout against Akeel Hussain (Strike 06) which demonstrated the techniques and fitness needed to be successful in the sport.

Young was also introduced to club juniors Zach Ryerson, 11, Callaway, Jimmy Doran, 12, and Tommy Connors, 16, who represented the Home Counties in Sussex last year.

Doran later outclassed his opponent Archie Ward (Cheshunt) from the bell, with straight jabs and fancy footwork he took a deserved unanimous win in their 38k clash. Both boxers are below classification.

Harry Connors, 15, lacked fitness and skill against his opponent from Islington and the ref stopped the bantamweight bout.

Windrush’s Lewis Townsend lost on points to his Portsmouth rival, despite some grit and determination in the welterweight contest.

Bantamweight Tommy Connors was in explosive form from the start against his Islington rival, using a good range of crisp and clean shots.

His class and accuracy should have given him the win. How-ever, he lost on points.

Windrush newcomer, flyweight Harrison Greeves, lost on points in the last bout.

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