First victory for Burnley boxer Archie (18)

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BURNLEY Amateur Boxing Club’s 18-year-old prospect Archie Storrier is ready to build on his first career victory at Romiley Forum Theatre.

The talented teenager won a hard-fought contest with Bridgewater ABC’s George Porter.

Burnley ABC coach Wayne Bennett said: “Archie performed really well against a much heavier opponent. George had Michael Gomez in his corner so that shows the calibre of fighter Archie was facing.”

The Salford fighter steamed in to Storrier, looking to make the most of his weight advantage.

But the Burnley boxer outshone his foe, using skill, speed and accuracy to meticulously pick off Porter rather than being drawn in to a brawl.

And Storrier’s refusal to be wasteful with his shots paid off as he won the bout by majority decision.

Bennett added: “He should have a 100% record from his two fights. I thought he had done enough to win on his debut in Blackpool but going up against a home fighter swayed the decision away from him unfortunately.

“it’s made Archie even hungrier and he now knows you have to show the judges that you’ve won hands down away from home. That stuck in his mind and the outcome was a fantastic first win for him.”

Burnley ABC is in full swing now with 13 fights scheduled for November while the club hopes to enter students into the North West CYP Championships in the New Year.

Anybody aged eight or above wanting to get involved in boxing, or keeping fit, can call at Burnley ABC at Astley House in Albert Street. Junior lessons start at 5 p.m. while senior classes begin at 6 p.m.

Anyone able to sponsor or voluntarily support the club can contact Wayne on 07713 556763.