BURNLEY’S Sandygate Amateur Boxing Club’s young boxers were at it again over Easter on the hunt for more success.
Brendan “Bam-Bam” Collins (14) was pitted against Yorkshire’s D.Peel (Sedbergh ABC) at the Karmand Centre, Bradford, and from the opening bell Collins dominated the ring, making Peel box on the back foot, catching him with well positioned lead hand hooks to the body, switching to the head with ferocity.
The second round was much like the first as Griffin Estate’s Collins controlled once more with his attacking style rolling under Peel’s jab, connecting with his switch hitting. Peel’s guard had to be kept tight for the duration as the Shuttleworth Year 9 pupil Collins was relentless.
The final round saw the Sandygate pugilist force Peel to the ropes, landing wave upon wave of crunching body shots which saw Peel wince, and much to his relief, the bell sounded to end the one-sided contest, with Collins’ hand raised as the winner.
Cameron “Hurricane” Hird (11) then took part in a bout of skill against home prospect B. Lambert, and both Year 6 pupils showed great control and promise, with Hird scoring the better, showing exquisite ring craft, catching Lambert with fast counter punching.
Christ the King Rosehill pupil Hird continued to control the bout, impressing all in attendance.
“Brenny and Cammy were both in total control, showing just why the clubs schoolboys are dominating in local and national competions,” beamed Sandygate coach Nik Tucker.
The pair are pictured (s).
Sandygate’s season is far from over as three youth boxers are entering in the ABA Youth Championships this month, and they are also looking forward to their annual trip to Tipperary, Ireland in June when the club box a Ireland Championship Select team.
Anyone interested in taking up boxing can contact the club via www.sandygateabc.com