Boxers on the trophy trail at prize night

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It was a night to remember when Sudbury ABC held their annual presentation night at Sudbury Rugby Club, with 14-year-old Victoria Tapp the first girl to be among the awards.

Brothers Mitch, Zak and Jordan Lawson making it the first time three brothers to have won trophies at the same time for the town’s boxing club.

Certificates of merit were presented to 45 junior and junior beginner boxers, including Tapp.

The end of season Superstars gym competition saw eight-year-old Scott Standard retain his title, but Mitch Lawson (second) and Mason Ruddock received their first trophies.

In the junior section Brett Simpson took the title after improving over the last five months. Zak Lawson was second and Jake Carrington third. In the senior section Jasper Boydell took the title, followed home by Jack burgess and Callumn Bloys.

Boydell and Leon Thomas topped the list of winners with five awards each. Jasper also took the most stylish junior for the third year running, most improved boxer, best boy in the gym, and the shield for furthest in the ABA championships, reaching the junior semi-finals.

Thomas took best junior, the Tom Pomroy Cup for most potential, the Steve Mann Shield for outstanding achievement for winning Sudbury ABC’s first gold medal in the Redditch Box Schools Box Cup, the Taffy Hodgson Trophy for best fight for his semi-final win in the Redditch Box Cup, and he was voted Boxers’ boxer by the members, beating Boydell by just one vote.

George Dennis picked up awards for most improved boxer, and best home boxer on the show in June. Jack Wiffen took best newcomer and Freddie O’Brian best uncarded boxer. Sumner took the trophy for best losing performance for when he meet England Rep Francie Doherty in the schoolboy quarter finals. Burgess was awarded Sportsman of the Year for losing six bouts on the trot on majority decisions. He showed excellent character by always being back in the gym on the following Monday training harder.

Joe Attridge took most commendable home performance for his second round stoppage in the November show, and his younger brother Charlie was named club personality. Jordan Lawson was picked by Chris Reynolds to receive the Chris Reynolds-sponsored trophy for best home performance in the show in April, and Callum Bloys received the Strawberry Stores award for best home boxer for his performance back in January.

Connor Blezard took the trophy for most stylish senior. Liam Tatumn and Mike Miller shared the best senior award with the same amount of wins. The Bri-Chez Shield for best attendance was also shared between Burgess, Zak Lawson and O’Brian.