Great displays by Scunthorpe Centurions boxers in first show of year
SCUNTHORPE Centurions ABC held their first open show of 2013 in front of a packed house at Riddings Sports Hall.
The show consisted of 13 excellent, well-matched bouts, including six bouts from the host club and two from Scunthorpe Imps.
First up was the much-improved Chris Farrow, who had a unanimous decision against Lucky Price (Steel City, Sheffield) at 58kg.
This was followed by Daniel McGready who, having won his first contest, came up against Jack Nattrass (Bracebridge) at 47kg.
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It was another great performance, with a unanimous win to make it two out of two.
Jake Tollan came up against the more experienced Elias Gibson (Jab ABC, Scarborough). He put up a gallant and brave display but lost on points.
Centurions' Shane Smith (56kg) gave a great performance against Macaulay Gordon (Bracebridge) but lost on a controversial decision.
The experienced Pete Smith came into the ring with a loud response from a large following.
He took on Chance Wedge (Westway, Scarborough) at 55kg and after a great display of boxing from both contestants, Smith got the decision.
It was two out of two for Scunthorpe Imps, with Andy Pirie getting the decision over Martin Kennedy (Boston) at 71kg and Russell Bruce beating Charlie Salmon (St Vincent, Sheffield) at 72kg.
To bring the evening to its conclusion, the fast-improving Arran Hopper took on the very experienced Jordan Davies (St Vincent).
Hopper proved far too good and in the second round the towel was thrown in by Davies' corner.
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