Six out of six wins for Loose Cannons boxers

At the club are, from left, John Pointer, coach, Calvin Chisolm, Wayne Rigg, John Ferguson, Shane Wood, Ed Drysdale and Matty Hall, coach.
At the club are, from left, John Pointer, coach, Calvin Chisolm, Wayne Rigg, John Ferguson, Shane Wood, Ed Drysdale and Matty Hall, coach.
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Loose Cannons boxing team made it a highly impressive six out of six from a show at Ashington Leisure Centre in front of a 500-plus strong crowd.

Shane Wood, 17, was first up making his senior debut against Ryan Tati.

Wood showed his power, patience and skill, destroying his opponent with pin point accuracy in the first round.

Calvin Chisolm made his come back after a few years out the sport, out-classing veteran boxer Mark Greener.

Wayne Rigg out-boxed and retired experienced Davie King, a boxer who is known for his toughness and durability in the ring.

Rigg put King to the test early, mixing up explosive body and head combinations and won on a points decision.

John Ferguson took his boxing winning streak to eight.

Ferguson’s fast hands and ring craft proving too much for ex-pro Stuart Maddox, with Ferguson taking a points victory.

Top of the bill was Liam Sparrow for the light heavyweight Northern area title in a four round contest against Newbiggin’s Gary Harmison.

Sparrow proved too fit and strong for Harmison, putting him down twice and eventually winning on points.

Tony Robinson pulled off a comfortable victory. He put his opponent on the back foot, dropping him with body shots three times throughout the fight and winning easily on points.

A spokesperson for Loose Cannons said: “This was another unbeaten night for us.

“We have a great bunch of lads in the gym at the moment working hard and pushing each other and there is a great buzz about the place.

“I speak for them all when thanking our coaches because they are clearly doing something right at Loose Cannons.”