Boxing club youngsters put on a winning display

WINNING STYLE: George Dennis, right, on his way to victory against Tom McCallister
WINNING STYLE: George Dennis, right, on his way to victory against Tom McCallister

Sudbury Amateur Boxing Club were in winning action at Debenham Lesiure Centre on Friday, with Jack Wiffen proving to be in great form.

The 13-year-old took on Luca McCombe of Norwich City in a 40kg rematch, Wiffen taking a close points win one month earlier.

He started at a fast pace, controlling the action from the centre, using double attacks and quick feet to cut the ring down, and putting McCombe under pressure.

He kept up these tatics throughout to take all three rounds and a unamious points victory. Wiffen showed improvement from their last contest and now holds the club record of seven wins from eight bouts.

George Dennis, 15, also faced oppostion from Norwich City in Tom McCallister, a return 58kg contest, Dennis having lost a split-points decision last time.

The taller Dennis used his range to good effect, having the better of the exchanges and using neat footwork to avoid McCallister’s attacks. He boxed with great composure and stuck to his tactics against a very determined opponent.

Dennis was awarded a unamious points victory.

Jake Carrington, 12, took on Coby Wright of ipswich in a 45kg skills contest.

Carrington showed good composure against the shorter but very aggresive Wright, boxing neatly off the back foot, but did allow himself to be drawn into Wright’s range on occasions.

All three will be in action at Sudbury Boxing Club’s open show on Sunday, April 19 at Sudbury Rugby Club. Boxing starts at 4.30pm.

Tickets are £12 adults and £6 under-16.

n In the only female bout on the Debenham bill, Naomi Steenbergen of Essex University ABC scored a unanimous decision against Halstead’s Vicki Weilz.