Burnley boxer impresses

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HARD-HITTING Burnley ABC prospect Alex Fisk warmed up for April’s AIBA championships with an impressive victory over previously undefeated fighter Jack Swarbrick.

Fisk, making only his third amateur appearance, carried on from where he left off as he stunned his highly-touted Larches & Savicks ABC opponent with a dazzling display at Preston’s 53 Degrees.

The burgeoning Burnley boxer, who secured a stoppage in his last outing, forced a standing count in the second round after a vicious right hand to the chin caused Swarbrick to stumble to the ropes. Fisk showed all sides of his ability, with a superb defence proving impenetrable throughout the fight which he partnered with counter punches that rocked his opponent several times. A durable Swarbrick lasted until the final bell but the ringside judges were unanimous in their decision as Fisk’s arm was deservedly held aloft.

Coach Wayne Bennett said: “Alex performed superbly on the night and all the hard work and preparation in training definitely paid off. His opponent was undefeated and no push over by any means. He was worthy of his unblemished record and he was looking to keep that intact.

“Swarbrick came from a respected gym proven of producing good boxers, but I wasn’t worried about that because Alex has a lot of potential and ability for a teenager in this sport and he packs a punch which he’s shown by forcing standing counts in all three contests to date.”

If anyone wishes to train or support Burnley ABC please contact Wayne on 07713556763 or visit the gym at Astley House, Albert Street in Burnley. Doors are open from 5 p.m. until 7-30 p.m.