Two out of three not bad for Five Star
PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 February 2015
Long trip to Cornwall pays dividends
Five Star ABC took a team of three boxers on the long trip down to the Bodmin ABC show in Cornwall last weekend – and it proved worthwhile for two of the young combatants.
First up was the rapidly improving Regan Waller who won a unanimous points victory against Kane Wildman from Camborne and Redruth.
Waller started off on the front foot against a tricky southpaw and his clever switch hitting proved too much against a strong and game opponent.
Joshua Gordon made his debut against Truro’s Charlie Burns and took the fight to his rival from the first bell.
Gordon did not allow Burns to get any shots off and was a deserved unanimous points winner.
Brook Eaton, one of Five Star’s growing band of female boxers, completed the line-up and faced Bodmin’s unbeaten Jessica Dorson.
But trainer Eddie Kelly said: “Brook should have got the nod, but boxing the Bodmin girl on a Bodmin show proved too tough a barrier to break and she lost on a very bad decision.
“I had nothing between them in the first round, but second round Brook was clearly too strong and in the third Brook come close to stopping the Bodmin girl.
“I was sickened to see all the hard work ripped away from Brook, it is a shame this still happens in the sport as it could ruin a boxer’s trust in the sport, but luckily Brook took it well and hopefully the Bodmin club stay true to their word and they return the bout on our home show on February 28.”
Elsewhere, Five Star’s Alex O’Halloran beat Bernie Mcdonagh (Lynn) by first-round knockout at the TA Centre.
Tony O’Brien and Waller are in action against Swedish rivals on Romford’s international show tonight (Friday).
And Waller, O’Halloran and Mohammed Hamzah are gearing up to compete in the National Championships as well.
n Romford’s Tim Olla was crowned heavyweight champion in the London Youth Championships in Lewisham on Sunday.
Olla stopped opponent P Fannerhan (Dale ABC) by way of a technical knockout at the end of the second round and competes in the national quarter-finals next Saturday (February 20).
But before that, he is in action against a Danish opponent on Romford’s international show against a Scandinavian Select in Mawney Road tonight (Friday).
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