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Wiffen and Marsh maintain fine form

Young Sudbury boxing stars Jack Wiffen and Joe Marsh continued their fine form ahead of the England Schoolboy Championships after they both picked up wins at different venues at the weekend.

Wiffen, 14, claimed a points victory at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet on Saturday against ex-England Schoolboy semi-finalist Shaun Clarke.

The first round was very tight but Wiffen rose to the occasion in the second to pull ahead, before doing enough in the third to win on points.

His performance saw him awarded Best Junior Boxer of The Day.

Sudbury Coach Connor Blezard said: “Jack continues to improve, he listened and adapted so well in the second round to take a good win against a tough opponent.”

Marsh kept up Sudbury Boxing Club’s winning streak when he claimed a convincing points victory against Jack Farrow from Harwich, at Debenham Leisure Centre.

From the off, Marsh, 13, dictated the fight against his more experienced opponent. And Marsh’s quick hands and feet made the difference.

Head coach Neil Anderson said: “Joe showed excellent maturity with a strong performance against a strong opponent.”

Jake Carrington, 13, also in action at Debenham, suffered a tight points defeat to Bradley Wilkinson of Norwich City.

After a close first round, Carrington was told to change his pace but in the third Wilkinson had the better of the action to win on points.

Coach Paul Carrignton said: “Jake was very unlucky in a close bout but he boxed very well.”

All three young boxers will enter England Boxing Schoolboy Championships in April and will be looking to secure Eastern Counties titles before moving onto the Nationals. All three will be in action in the Sudbury Show on April 9.

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