Nelson boxer Aqib raises the roof

Othey Jones
Othey Jones

Refusing to allow his brother to steal all the limelight, Roche ABC youngster Aqib Mushtaq romped to victory over Matt Parker.

The 14-year-old, younger sibling of Nelson professional boxer Atif, dropped his foe to the canvas twice before claiming a unanimous verdict at Moss Side’s Fire Station.

Unfortunately the club’s talented teenager Oathey Jones suffered defeat at the same venue against home fighter Callum Tudbury after a controversial decision.

Meanwhile, Dean Thompson (15) has advanced to the Junior ABA semi-finals.

Roche ABC will be showcasing some of its burgeoning boxing talents at a show on May 24th at Byerden House. Tickets are £10 from Brian on 07749 903771.