Big turnout for Ashington Boxing Club show

Ashington Amateur Boxing Club hosted its home show at the weekend in the town’s Central Club.

Nine bouts went ahead including a Tyne, Tees and Wear Championship final.

For the home team there were a number of absentees with Michael Jobson out ill with flu a week after becoming Tyne, Tees and Wear Champion for his weight category.

Josh Johnstone was suspended and Daryle Jobling was also left frustrated after her opponent pulled out on the morning of the show.

This left three boxers from the Ashington Club.

Twelve-year-old Liam Huntley was up first against Stefan Wardley of Jab Catterick.

Wardley proved to be best junior of the afternoon and took the victory on a split decision.

It was a well fought fight with the crowd on their feet for the majority of the contest.

Next up was Dylan Thomson with his Toothill ABC opponent Scott Emmerson.

Thomson came away with an emphatic victory and well deserved win.

Last up on the card was Matthew Ferries who was up against Jack Potts of Wearmouth ABC.

It was a good fight from start to finish with Ferries coming away with the decision.

Best senior went to Thomson as did best Ashington boxer.

“The show proved to be a success with a good turnout and all three boxers did themselves proud,” said coach Alan Buller.

“They were a credit to the Club.”