Tommy will come back stronger after defeat

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EASTGATE Amateur Boxing Club youngster Tommy Taylor was left disappointed on Sunday after suffering defeat in his 75kg National ABA Schools’ Championship title fight on Sunday at Mansfield’s Civic Centre.

The bout was a re-match of last year’s final against Dan Saunderson of Knowle Vale boxing club in Liverpool, and just as a year before, Saunderson came out on top, claiming a narrow 7-6 point victory.

Eastgate coach Mick Bryant spoke of the 15-year-old’s disappointment but believes he will bounce back stronger.

“Tommy is very disappointed he couldn’t pull it out of the bag, but on the day it just didn’t happen,” he said.

“Now we just have to look forward and come back ready for the step up to the junior division.

“This won’t have a massive effect on Tommy, he is very level-headed and will take this as experience, move on and come back stronger from it.”