With fights in both Northamptonshire and Derbyshire for three of its young amateur boxers, it was another busy weekend for Newark Amateur Boxing Club.
The action began on Friday 21 September when Alfie Briggs-Price and Adam Robb headed to Corby. First up for NABC, Alfie took on Aston ABC’s Max Waterworth in a match which saw both youngsters looking to extend their unbeaten records.
Setting the pace and controlling the centre of the ring from the outset, Alfie displayed some excellent footwork and mixed up his punches with plenty of combinations to secure a unanimous win for the Newark club.
Next up was Adam, taking on a more experienced opponent in Kian Woulfe from Northampton ABC in a competitive contest which saw Adam growing into the fight and dominating the final round. “It was very close and Adam was unlucky not to get the win, which went to Kian by a split decision,” said Suggy’s Gym coach Irvine Taylor. “But we’re confident that he’ll be taking the momentum of that great last round into his next bout in the National Development Championships.
On Saturday 22 September, over 50 friends and fans from Newark headed to Chesterfield to support two of their local favourites.
Making his second outing of the weekend, Alfie Briggs-Price was back in the ring to face Luke Wainwright from the Nottingham School of Boxing. “This was Alfie’s toughest test to date and it brought out his best performance so far for NABC,” said Irvine. “Once again, it was very close but he showed grit, determination and impressive skills throughout. After Alfie hit him with a great right hand in the last round, the referee gave his opponent a count which sealed the win for Newark and extended Alfie’s unbeaten record to 4-0.”
Bringing the club’s busy weekend to a close, Jade Grierson was looking to take the East Midlands Challenge Belt from local favourite Storm Steele in the main event of the evening.
After a close first round, Jade began to take control of the fight in the second and continued to dominate in the third. “As her coaches, we were very happy with Jade’s performance,” added Irvine. “Along with the Newark crowd, we believed she deserved to win and were all waiting to see her hand being raised but unfortunately the victory went to Storm by a split decision.”
More photos from Corby and Chesterfield coming soon!