Empire boxers on the road

MEMBERS of the Empire School of Boxing have been on the road competing in the ring.

Coach of the Blyth club, Les Welsh, said he is delighted with the recent performances of the boxers.

“They have the bit between their teeth and are going flat out to win every bout they compete in,” he said.

“I have been really impressed with the training ethos and boxing attitude these young people have been producing.

“I am a great believer you get what you deserve and these young people are working flat out to better themselves.”

Michael Steward, already a national champion at 12-years-old, boxed one of the best fighters at his weight in the country, Charlie Pearson, of South Normanton in Derby, and scored a unanimous points victory, taking his record to 13 wins from 11 fights.

On the same bill at Horden in County Durham was Michael Jobson, who was up against J Cowie of the host club,

After a good performance Jobson could not believe he did not receive the verdict.

The Blyth club also competed at the North Road Gym show held at the Lamp Light Theatre in Stanley, County Durham, where Dylan Thompson took on local favourite J Storey.

After three compelling rounds Thompson was judged the winner with both boxers giving their best.

Welsh said the coaching staff have been working hard to get the boxers in fantastic shape and on this form they will be a match for anyone.