Good wins for club’s boxers

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NEWBIGGIN Boxing Club had four members in action last week with mixed results.

The NACYP Championship run continues for southpaw Lewis Scott.

He took on Doncaster’s James Mitcheson in the pre-quarter-final at Wakefield on Saturday.

Scott won the fight clearly with a score of 18-5.

He next meets last season’s rival Zac Burton, from Manchester, in the quarter-final.

Keiran Robertson was in action against Leam Lane’s C Peebles.

Robertson was on top from the first bell, but Peebles was tough and managed to last until the third before a Robertson straight right saw the referee give a count. More big shots followed and the referee had to stop the fight.

On Friday, Carl McLaughlin and James Moore travelled to Carlisle.

This was Moore’s debut fight and he gave an excellent account of himself, losing a close split decision.

McLaughlin took on Carlisle’s James Andrews and clearly won the fight in everyone’s eyes including the Carlisle coach. But two out of the three judges did not agree and he lost a controversial split decision.

Next week, Newbiggin Boxing Club travel to Middlesbrough on Friday, then straight on to Wakefield for Saturday’s NACYP quarter-finals.

On Friday, Robert Wilson moves into double figures, having his tenth fight, and Brandon Singer is looking to make it three out of three, having stopped his first two opponents both in the first round.

So far this season, the club has had 21 fights, lost nine, won 12 with five stoppages.

None of Newbiggin’s losses have been stopped.

The club thanked Sarah of Physiofit, for their physio services and specific training sessions, all offered as a free service to Newbiggin Boxing Club.

This type of service is priceless in such a competitive sport where the boxers must be in peak condition and injury free.