‘King’ Khan wins place in North West semis

Reece Farnhill in action
Reece Farnhill in action

Sandygate ABC’s schoolboy boxing starlet Hasan “King” Khan has won through to the North West Regional Schoolboy Semi-Final at 38.5kg.

The 11-year-old graced the squared circle at the weekend competing in the last eight against Manchester’s H.Moran (St John’s ABC) at the Lighthouse Venue, Eccles.

The first round was a torrid affair with both boys giving it their all, but the second was the Pendle Vale Year 7 pupil’s best, switching from head to body with measured combinations.

The final round again saw the local pugilist control proceedings, and his hand was raised the unanimous winner on all judges scorecards.

Khan now faces J. Woodall (People’s Gym ABC) in the semi-final tomorrow.

Meanwhile, fellow Sandygate fighter Reece Farnhill (17) has been active of late.

Farnhill made the long journey to Lincolnshire to box home favourite J.Pundizius (Boston ABC).

He forced a standing eight count in the first round, and the home fighter was then saved by the bell.

The second round saw Farnhill come out all gun’s blazing, and the referee again had to administer a count, this time stopping proceedings.

Farnhill then made the trip up the M6 to Carlisle to face fellow unbeaten prospect D.Moore (Carlisle Villa ABC) in the show’s main event.

The bout lived up to top billing, and Farnhill’s ring craft was tested as he countered any advances with precision, before taking the verdict.