Sudbury fighters show off promise in the boxing ring

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Sudbury Boxing Club took to the ring with five of their fighters giving promising 
displays at a recent show hosted by Eastgate ABC.

Youngsters Charle Attridge and Jack Wiffen both impressed in skills bouts with 11-year-old Attridge counter boxing his opponent smartly, while Wiffen showed great improvement to outbox his opponent from Ipswich.

It proved a successful debut for 14-year-old Ryan Summer, who recovered from a lacklustre start against Maidstone’s Ben Nuttal, responding with a flurry of ferocious head and body shots to see the contest stopped at the end of the first round in his favour.

There was also success for Jack Burgess, who took on an old foe in the form of home fighter Ryan Day, who had come out on top in the previous three meetings.

Once again it proved a very entertaining and highly-coemptive contest, but Burgess did just enough to take victory as the judges awarded him the majority verdict.

The last of Sudbury’s fighters in action was 16-year-old Connor Bleazard, who took on Lion Boxing Club’s Billy Underwood.

Another excellent contest unfolded with both scoring well with a host of clean shots.

After the three rounds, Bleazard had looked to have done more than enough, but the judges did not agree as Underwood claimed the majority verdict.

n Sudbury boxers will be back in action later in this month with Bleazard and Tommy Taylor entering the Junior ABA championships.