Boxer Stubley retains her Three Nations title after win for England

Blyth boxer Savannah Stubley retained her Three Nations title after a superb performance in Cardiff.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 12:31 pm

Boxing for England, first up for the Empire School of Boxing member was an opponent from Scotland, and after a good contest Stubley was awarded a points victory.

The next day she faced a tough boxer from Wales. Stubley set a blistering pace and was drilling straight shots home, which forced her opponent to take a standing count in the second round.

Round three saw Stubley increase her lead further with some fantastic boxing.

The result saw Stubley once again crowned Three Nations champion.

Empire head coach Les Welsh said the win was testimony to the hard work both Stubley and the coaching team put in.

Meanwhile Empire had Michael Webster boxing in the quarter-finals of the Senior Elite Championships in Liverpool.

Webster faced the number one seed and started the contest slow, allowing his opponent to gain ground on him. Towards the end of the first round Webster landed a powerful straight right which had his opponent moving backwards.

During the second round it was more like the Webster who had dominated his previous opponent, forcing his opponent on to the back foot and again landing a good solid shot.

A cut opened up on his opponent’s eye, and after inspection the contest continued.

The third round saw Webster step it up even further, but both boxers were firing on all cylinders and the round ended with Webster chasing the tournament’s number one around the ring.

However, the decision went against Webster as he lost on points.

Corner man Les Welsh said Webster will learn from the contest and he will start quicker in future.