Roche boxers extend records

Courtney Hughes
Courtney Hughes
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Roche Boxing had two young fighters extend their 100% records on Friday night.

Boxing at the Masonic Hall in Ashton under Lyne were 15-year-olds Courtney Hughes and Arbaz Ikram.

The classy Courtney took on Clare Warren of Greaves ABC over three two-minute rounds, and wore down her durable opponent, winning every round for a unanimous decision.

Coach Brian Roche said: “Courtney is an up and coming boxer, and she boxed a tough opponent’s head off.

“She’s worked hard in training, and has now won five of five bouts.

“We think she has a great future ahead of her.”

Arbaz, meanwhile, fought at 57kg against home fighter Richard Varden of Ashton Albion ABC, and made it three wins from three.

Roche added: “Arbaz boxed brilliantly and won every round.”