Classy Connor lands points for Sudbury

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Sudbury boxer Connor Blezard ran out a unanimous points winner in his bout at the Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club show on Saturday.

Sudbury Amateur Boxing Club sent three youngsters to the Norfolk club and came away with one win and two losses from three good performances.

Head coach Neil Anderson said: “All the lads did the club proud and it was quite possibly the three best performances I have seen by a group of our boxers on an away show.”

Blezard fought Evan Norman of Norwich City and after a spirited first round took control, landing some heavy shots in a unanimous points win.

Jake Sumner took on the hosts’ Kieron Campbell and found himself pressed by the heavier, stronger and more experienced Campbell.

After two rounds it all rested on the final stanza. Sumner started to take control and was even pushing Campbell back, but in the final minute when he really needed to show the judges it was his he eased off the gas a little and let Campbell take a majority victory.

The last boxer in action was Jasper Boydell, returning after a three-month lay-off though a shoulder injury.

He started to outbox opponent Ethan Thurling, again of Attleborough, towards the end and this continued for rounds two and three with Boydell looking slick and stylish.

But it wasn’t enough to turn over the poor start and Thurling took a unanimous verdict even though it was close on the cards.

n All three boxers will be in action at the Sudbury open show on April 13 at Sudbury Sports Centre. Doors open 6pm.

Blezard and Boydell will also be entering the first round of the Junior ABA’s against Cambridgeshire.