Debutant Willy wastes no time on his boxing debut!

editorial image

DYNAMO debutant Willy Smith wasted no time in stamping his mark in the amateur boxing ranks.

The Fresh Prince of Harle Syke, representing Briercliffe Road’s Roche Boxing Club, forced a second round stoppage in his first ever contest.

The 12-year-old Burnley fighter sent a barrage of punches crashing against opponent William De Vries’ body before unleashing a devastating left hook, sending his Hull Saints foe hurtling to the canvas.

Coach Brian Roche said: “It was his very first fight.

“He’s a good puncher and he’s been in the gym since he was nine and he’s come on fast.

“He hit him with a combination of punches; a couple of shots to the body before switching to the head with a long left hook.

“He’d been targeting his body throughout the fight and I was very impressed with him especially when you consider it was his debut.

“His quality told and he was way too god for him.”

Also fighting on the bill at Milburn Leisure Centre was Collette Caldwell who was also making her first appearance in the sport.

However, the 14-year-old couldn’t overcome Lucy Henson who stole victory on points.