Fenland’s future fighters box clever at Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club’s home show

Chatteris ABC home show. Red,Dean Baxter (Chatteris) Blue, Artur Tomasevic (Peterborough Police) Pi

Chatteris ABC home show. Red,Dean Baxter (Chatteris) Blue, Artur Tomasevic (Peterborough Police) Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Fenland’s finest young fighters flocked from around the region to showcase their skills at Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club’s home show.

Boxers of all ages, including fighters from Chatteris, March, Wisbech and Haddenham stepped into the ring infront of a packed crowd at Cromwell Community College on Saturday November 21, including professional boxer Jordan Gill, who was the show’s guest of honour.

The first fight of the night was a skills bout between youngsters Billy Baxter of Chatteris and Tyler Smith of March ABC.

10-year-old Billy, who has trained at Chatteris’ gym since he was eight yearrs old, held his own against Smith, who also performed well.

Next in the ring for Chatteris was 13-year-old Ryan Williams who boxed Hope Price of Haddenham ABC. Ryan lost the first round as he was out of distance but the next two rounds were won by Ryan, who put extra pressure on Hope throwing single hard punches. Ryan won the contest on a majority decision.

Next representing Chatteris ABC was George Chrisanthou who boxed Miles Singleton from Ipswich ABC. George, 16, was out boxed and the contest was stopped in the second round, with the win awarded to Miles.

Then came Chatteris Boxer Ryan Ducker who came up against Robert Driscoll of Welwyn Garden City. Ryan dominated the fight from start to finish, putting on an excellent display of boxing and the 16-year-old won the contest with a unanimous decision.

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Last into the ring for the home club was 16-year-old Dean Baxter, who boxed Anton Tomascvic of Peterborough Police. Dean boxed on the back foot, picking his opponent with fast combinations, and excellent footwork but to the crowds dismay he lost the contest on a controversial split decision.

Wisbech’s fighters brought the night’s boxing to a close, with Shahzad Aslam going up against Marston’s Joe McGovern, with the Wisbech fighters coming out on top after three two minute rounds.

The night’s final fight was a senior bout between Shabaz Aslam of Wisbech and John Cawley of Milton Keynes Victors.

The night’s only senior bout saw three rounds of skilful boxing, with both fighters landing solid combinations. Shabaz’s quality shone through and the Wisbech boxer was awarded the win after landing some powerful punches.

Chatteris ABC’s head coach, Dean Baxter, showed his appreciation after an enthralling evening of boxing.

He said: “It was a great night of amateur boxing. The boxers thoroughly enjoyed putting on a show for their home crowd. I would like to thank Matty Payne for all his hard work to make the matches and organise all the boxers who traveled to Chatteris, and the officials, spectators and all the sponsors.”