‘Smokin’ Joe wins again

'Smokin' Joe Crawford
'Smokin' Joe Crawford

Sandygate ABC’s North West champion “Smokin’” Joe Crawford (12) graced the ring once more, facing Yorkshire champion B.Oliver (Hull Saints ABC) at the Clayton ABC show at Rosegrove Unity.

Straight from the first bell Crawford’s height difference was apparent as the two young pugilists went toe-to-toe with the Ighten Leigh boxer, controlling centre, turning his foe and putting him onto the back foot, countering with switches of attack, connecting well with his left hooks and rear hand straights.

South-Paw Oliver came out in the second with intent, but once again the classy Crawford showed why he is so highly touted, working efficiently on the inside as well as on the back foot.

The third and final once again was the Year 8 St Christopher’s pupil on the scorecards as he put on another dominating display, keeping this season’s unbeaten run intact.