BOXING: South Holland trio triumph at Wisbech

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SOUTH Holland Boxing Academy enjoyed 100 per cent success in their second outing of the new season.

Competing at the Wisbech ABC Show, all three bouts featuring boxers from the Holbeach club went their way.

First up was 11-year-old Joe Fowler, who was having his first contest. Following in the footsteps of brother Jack, he proved much too strong for opponent Ryan Davis (Wisbech ABC).

Although the fight went the distance, Davis sufferred considerable blood loss from the incessant punching of Fowler.

Next up was junior Thomas Pogson against old foe James Warren of Haddenham ABC, whose ungainly style again caused a few problems.

A clear winner of the first round, Pogson went out for the second with corner-man Lin Secker’s words ringing in his ears – and immediately dumped Warren into the ropes with a textbook right cross.

The much-improved Pogson then kept up the pressure to earn a unanimous victory against a difficult opponent, much to the delight of the travelling supporters.

Last, but certainly not least, was South Holland’s 2010/11 boxer of the year Aiden Johnson, who faced up to Wisbech’s traveller pugilist Lol Manning.

A terrific left hook midway through the first round rocked Manning and Johnson clearly took the round.

Following Secker’s instructions, Johnson again outpunched Manning in the second but began to struggle with the awkward swarming style of the Wisbech boxer.

The final round saw Johnson begin to suffer from lack of fitness needed at this level due to an injury enforced reduction in training.

But to Johnson’s credit, he dug deep and gained a well earned majority decision from the judges.

South Holland are now looking forward to and training hard for their home show November 5.