Joe becomes second Tyers to win a national title

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NEWBIGGIN Boxing Club enjoyed another successful week of championship boxing.

The Tyers brothers were both in winning form. Sixteen-year-old Jimmy was in action in a support fight on the England versus Sweden international, taking on the very capable Kyle O’Toole of Scarborough.

Three rounds of constant pressure and picking of quality punches gave Tyers a comfortable points win.

Jimmy’s younger brother, Joe, was in action at Liverpool on Saturday in the 2013 National Schoolboy Finals, up against the very classy Jerry Ray of London’s Pinewood Star Boxing Club.

Ray started off with very fast hands, but Tyers used his very effective jab to stay in control. The fight was quite close going into the third and final round, but Tyers desire to win and quality boxing skills took him to a comfortable points win and the 2013 National Schoolboy Title at 38kg.

Joe Tyers will now box for England in the three nations against Scotland and Wales to determine the British Champion. This will be held at Motherwell in April.

Newbiggin’s second national finalist, Kai Hume, was very unlucky to be on the wrong side of a split decision against Repton’s Jessedean Harris. Kai boxed well, but the awkward Harris seemed to please the judges.

Newbiggin has had a very successful week with both Tyers brothers winning major fights and Kai coming so close to winning his second title. This close defeat still leaves Kai as England number two. Joe Tyers’ win now means both Tyers brothers have achieved England status.

Next out for Newbiggin is Ross Fuller at Redcar on Thursday (March 7). Newbiggin’s next show is at the Northern Social club on Saturday, March 16. Doors open 1pm.