March Boxing Club fighters showcase their fighting skills at packed annual home show

Shaun Simpson (black) vs. Tait Toumany.

Shaun Simpson (black) vs. Tait Toumany. - Credit: Archant

Dozens of the region’s finest young boxers stepped through the ropes last weekend as March Amateur Boxing Club held its annual home show.

Robert Tanner (blue) vs. Levi Browning.

Robert Tanner (blue) vs. Levi Browning. - Credit: Archant

More than 300 boxing fans packed out the Braza Club on Friday (December 2) and all were treated to a feast of enthralling fighting action, including a sixth consecutive win of a blossoming career for 27-year-old light heavyweight, Shaun Simpson.

March’s Josh Tanner was first to step into the ring and he took on Jimmi Maloney of Trumpington Boxing Club.

Josh, who was fresh from winning his first bout the weekend before, started on the front food and secured a unanimous decision victory.

Next up was unbeaten home fighter Tarley Smith, who showed why he is nicknamed ‘The Stream Train’ with a commanding victory over Boston ABC’s James Brittain.

Regan Lazenby (red) vs. Emyr Parry.

Regan Lazenby (red) vs. Emyr Parry. - Credit: Archant


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March talent Robert Tanner also had reason to celebrate after he gained revenge on St Ives Boxing Academy star Levi Browning.

Browning had beaten Tanner in a previous bout, but the March lad redeemed himself with an impressive victory.

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National championship finalist Mark Smith was also in action, but lost out to Worcester City’s Ryan Jones in a 31kg schoolboy bout.

Acer Smith, also of March, narrowly lost out to Martin McDonagh of White Hart Lane BC after an entertaining contest, and stablemate Connor Brazil was also on the losing side in his encounter with Boston ABC’s Callum Parker.

Mark Smith (all black) vs. Ryan Jones.

Mark Smith (all black) vs. Ryan Jones. - Credit: Archant

Former National Junior Champion Joe Steed was edged by Norwich City ABC’s Lewis McAllister in the first fight after the interval, but Regan Lazenby gave the home crowd something to cheer about with a split decision success over Caenarfon ABC talent, Emyr Parry.

Shaun Simpson was the last March puncher to step into the ring, and he eased to a powerful victory over tricky opponent Tait Toumany of White Hart Lane.

Toumany had a significant reach advantage over Simpson, but the local fighter boxed well on the inside to record a sixth straight victory.

March prospect Patsy Smith was also celebrating after she was awarded the bell for the most successful boxer of the season for her winning efforts in the NABC National Championships.

After a successful home show, club member Raf Tichanow said: “The club would like to thank everyone for continuous support of all the boxing fans who come and support our boxers.

“Also, a big thank you to all volunteers who made the show possible, and a very well done to David Cole, who matched all the bouts and did a great job again.”

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