• Dexter Hastings

Frankie Gavin Ringside Boxing Gyms ABC Show


Frankie Gavin Ringside Boxing Gyms ABC Boxing Show 23/3/19

The Column were invited to the Ivy Leaf social club Sheldon to watch Frankie Gavin’s Ringside boxing clubs amateur show. There were 10 amateur fights on the cards which included two skills bouts and two senior bouts. The boxers came from Frankie Gavin’s gym, Aston ABC, Sherrington ABC, Capitol ABC, Donnington ABC, Newdigate ABC, Solihull ABC and Spire boxing academy. Comparing on the night was Darren Burridge as we were set for an entertaining night of amateur boxing.

Bout 1 Female Evie Kempson v Charlotte Challenger 3x1 Skills

Nice start to the night, nice tidy boxing by both fighters, Evie had a nice jab great bout with none stop boxing.

Bout 2 Taylor Spence v Kieran Everett Skills 3 X 1 and a half

Some nice tidy boxing by both fighters, Spence got some nice combinations off but so did Everett.

Bout 3 Max McCracken v Liam Wheeler 3 X 1 and a half Head guards

Lovely boxing in the first by McCracken who pressured the whole round with nice combinations. Wheeler was forced to box on the back foot in the second as McCracken pressured and came forward for the whole of the round with nice shots. In the final round Wheeler boxed well on the back foot turning McCracken a few times in the round, McCracken piled on the pressure winning the round and the fight.

Results Dexter – McCracken Judges – McCracken unanimous decision

Bout 4 Rian Turner v Luca Strong 3 X 1 and a half Head guards

Nice movement by both fighters with Turner just edging the first round with the cleaner shots. In the second Turner really started to put the pressure on but Strong fought back hard, Turner won the round with the better work rate. In the final round Turner caught Strong with some lovely back hand shots with some nice tidy boxing.

Results Dexter – Turner Judges – Turner unanimous decision

Bout 5 Jacob Turner v Jack Forward 3 X 1 and a half Head guards

Forward got some lovely right hands off in the first round against the southpaw Turner, Forward won the round with the cleaner punches. In the second Turner pressed and pressured but Forward could not miss with the right hand, Turner was given a standing 8 count by the ref due to one of theses right hands. Turner came out Strong in the final round and worked hard, Forward continued to box we’ll but have to give this round to Turner.

Result – Forward Judges – Forward unanimous decision

Bout 6 Dylan Clift v Finley Davies 3x2 Head guards

Clift pressured Davies all the way through the first round with Davies boxing well on the back foot, Davies won the round on work rate. The second saw none stop controlled pressure from Clift who picked his shots well, Davies continued to box we’ll on the back foot but was not doing enough to win this round. The final round was another high paced one by Clift, Davies popped out the jab but Clift won the round with great pressure and high work rate.

Result Dexter – Clift Judges – Clift unanimous decision

Bout 7 Christopher Dixon v Jacob Roberts 3x2 Head guards

Dixon came out fast in the first and got some nice combinations off, Roberts came back with Dixon showing great movement edging the round. There was lots of pressure by Dixon at the start of the second but Roberts boxed well on the back foot getting some nice one twos off. The final round saw relentless pressure from Dixon with Roberts still boxing well on the back foot, Dixon's work rate just nicked him this round.