Blyth boxers in form over in Belfast

MEMBERS of Blyth’s Empire School of Boxing have been in Belfast for a tournament organised by Gleann ABC.

First up for Blyth was Nicky Whiley against M Orr.

Whiley controlled the bout at range behind an accurate jab. Against a strong opponent he took a unanimous points decision.

Michael Jobson then lost a majority decision after three competitive rounds against D Lindsey.

Kieran Bridgwood suffered his first defeat in four fights with a majority decision going in favour of D Richman.

Prince William Stewart got Blyth back to winning ways with a unanimous decision against A Rudvinas – his sixth win in a row.

Stand-in captain for the night Sam Turnbull had the crowd roaring as his combinations won him a unanimous decision over C Denver.

Michael Richardson then beat B McCartney after the referee stopped the bout after the end of the first round.

There was no decision but some excellent boxing from Michael Stewart and his opponent in a skills bout, before Mohamed Wakar showed excellent pace to beat B Morris.

In a masters bout, southpaw J Douds earned a good majority decision over D Boyle.

Joe Hunt narrowly lost a decision in his fight with D McCoy before F Asif was awarded a unanimous decision over N Adams.

Empire head coach Les Welsh praised the home club and organiser Desi Hills for the tournament, and said the hospitality was second to none.

“I cannot wait for Desi to bring his boxers to our home show in November,” said Les.

“We are all working on the social programme now.

“The Empire boxers did us proud – they represented our club, themselves and our town well.”