King Alfreds boxers in action before annual show

King Alfreds boxers in action before annual show

King Alfreds boxers in action before annual show

First published in Somerset Sport

THREE boxers were in action in their first bouts. Jay Curtis was up against Josh Chittcot from Frome ABC and lost on points but showed a lot of guts and determination.

Steve Loveridge was against Sonny Bridgeman from Wells ABC which saw the Wells man take the first round. In the second, Loveridge put on the pressure and trapped his opponent on the ropes with some good combinations and solid jabs. The judges gave a split win to Bridgman.

Megan Lewies had her first bout and was up against Laya Wells from Downend ABC. Skills meant the punching was controlled and coaches were allowed to give instructions.

Both girls were amazing and Lewies caught her opponent with a good jab with fast hands along with solid footwork.

Coach Roger Cross said he was very proud and tipped her to win a national title soon.

KING Alfreds boxing show will pack a punch when it kicks off at the school on Saturday.

There is expected to be 16 bouts, including four girls, and some of the boxers will be fighting for the first time with the youngest being 10-years-old.

All the boxers have been working hard in Rickards Gym and the prize fight of the night will be Wayne Hughes fighting the Welsh champion.

Tickets cost £7 for adults but concessions are available for £5 - call 01278-794087 for more.

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