Whitby ABC stars shine at home show

Nine of Whitby Amateur Boxing Club’s youngsters shone at the club’s home show on Friday evening .

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 9:32 am
Updated Thursday, 14th November 2019, 9:33 am
Jake McConnell shows his delight after winning his fight PICTURES BY DAN KELLER PHOTOGRAPHY

The Whitby ABC youngsters all impressed in their bouts at the dinner show, held at a packed Whitby Pavilion.

Youngster Marshall Kelly opened the evening with an impressive performance in his first outing in the ring - showing good potential in his skills bout.

Joe Marshall was next up for the host club and the youngster endured problems with his headguard in his hard-fought defeat.

Whitby ABC’s Kyle Morris was next into the ring - the youngster eventually losimg out on a points decision.

Despite a slow start to the next contest, Jake McConnell roared back in the latter stages of his fight to win a unanimous points decision.

A superb, hard-fought contest followed as Whitby’s Kane Morrison edged a split-decision points victory after an enthralling battle.

Two more home wins followed - Dominic Roe grabbing a unanimous points win before Harvey Russell (pictured left) displayed superb skills and composure on his way to a unanimous points victory.

Christian Bradley was next up for the home club, and although he stuck to his task and boxed well, he lost out to a strong opponent.

Sheldon Hegarty topped the bill for Whitby ABC - boxing an opponent eight years older than him.

Despite a strong performance, Hegarty was edged out.

“What a night and great performances from all nine of our fighters,” said Whitby ABC coach Stewart Lorains.