Dennis proves a menace to unbeaten opponent

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Sudbury boxer George Dennis proved to have too much for his opponent at The Fenland Sparta in March, Cambridgeshire, at the weekend.

The 14-year-old took King’s Lynn’s Thomas Kindon’s unbeaten record (which stood at four bouts) over their three two-minute rounds on a judges’ verdict.

After winning the 52kg bout, Dennis will next be in action on January 31 in Harwich.

Both boys started at fast pace, but Dennis was beating his opponent to jabs and just nicked the first round.

In the second, Kindon tried to even things up, but Dennis was more than equal to him, boxing neatly, defending well and landing nice left and right combinations.

In the third, Dennis upped his pace and landed a series of hooks to the body as well straight shots to the head.

However, Kindon made him work, pushing him all the way.

The referee congratulated both fighters on a highly-skilled hard-fought contest, before Dennis got the verdict.

Jack Wiffen, 11, was another Sudbury Amateur Boxing Club member in action, in a 35kg skills bout to gain some vital experience against Mosey Buckley of Allcomers, Littleport.

Wiffen conceded weight and age to Buckley, which meant he had to box smartly against a stronger opponent.

The Sudbury young boxer preformed well over three non-stop rounds and was landing solid jabs to head and body.

It was Wiffen’s fourth skills bout and last before he takes to the ring in competitive action.

Connor Blezard had to withdraw from his Junior ABA Eastern Counties semi-final under-69kg born-1997 contest against two-time champion Lewis Richardson, of Colchester, after picking up a hand injury sparring the previous week.

Tommy Taylor received a walkover in the under-91kg, born-1997, class and will now box in London on February 2 against a three-times national champion from London.