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Frost opens with a victory
1:00pm Friday 4th October 2013 in Sport
HARWICH Amateur Boxing Club started the new season with three of their boxers in action at St Benedict’s School, in Colchester.
Welterweight open class puncher Ryan Frost faced old foe Michael Chawkley, from Rayleigh ABC, over four two-minute rounds.
Southpaw Frost dominated the opening two-and-a-half rounds as his sharp punches and heavy body shots racked up the points.
Chawkley had some success towards the end of the third as he landed a heavy head shot, which Frost weathered well.
The fourth round descended into a battle as Chawkley forced the pace.
However, Frost used his guile and experience to keep out of enough trouble to get home on a unanimous points victory – his second win over the Rayleigh man this year.
Fifteen-year-old prospect Pat Allen-Cripps looked to impress against Lion ABC’s Billy Underwood.
Conceding age and weight to his Hoxton rival, Allen-Cripps soon got his rapier jab off in the opener to edge ahead.
Underwood started rounds two and three the more purposeful.
However, Allen-Cripps soon regained control of this good value pairing, scoring with neat counter-punches.
The Harwich boxer, who lives in Parkeston, was awarded a unanimous points decision and now enters next month’s national junior championships in upbeat mood.
Harwich and Dovercourt High School pupil Callum Roberto Sparkes was just pipped, as Rayleigh levelled the score on the day against Harwich.
Their boxer, Luke Bellfield, took a split points win over the Harwich youngster.
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