Worcester City Amateur Boxing Club News


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Worcester City Amateur Boxings Club junior Grant Attwood was defeated by Ben Whittaker of Wodenborough in the Junior championships by a narrow split decision.
Having beaten John Mansell of Great Wyrley by a unanimous verdict the previous day, Attwood was up against the very tall Whittaker in the West Mids 63kg Final.
First round went the way of the Wodenborough boxer who used his long reach to keep Attwood at bay. Whittaker slowed in a little towards the end of the first which allowed the Worcester boxer to get some hard left hooks home. A more even second saw Attwood close the gap. He keep the pressure on with fast straight punching, giving his opponent no rest.  Some jarring left hooks to the body, compound the assault as Whittaker was warned for holding. Whittaker find his target with straight rights but struggled to maintain any rhytem.
Third round was all Attwood's. Relentless pressure from the Worcester youngster with hard combinations should have been enough to impress the judges, but it wasn't to be. Whittaker was given the majority decision and goes through to the Midlands semi final.

Also boxing at the junior championships was former Midlands champion Trent Smith who was up against Alex Florence of Ledbury ABC. Smith took his time to get going against the hard punching Florence and by the end of round two was well behind on points.
A frustrated Smith launched himself after his opponent in the last round in an attempt to narrow the gap. An untidy last round saw Smith pick up some much needed points with fast straight punches, but unfortunately it was too little too late. Florence was ajudged the winner by unanimous decision.

A bitterly disappointed Smith, along with Attwood will be attempting to return to winning ways when they box on their clubs home show this Saturday 20th April at Perdiswell sports centre