Lewis just loses out in national quarter-finals

NEWBIGGIN Boxing Club were at Shildon last Friday with Jimmy Tyers and Richy Stafford competing.

First in the ring was Stafford, who went straight to work in the first round forcing a count.

And when the same thing happened in the second the fight was stopped – giving him his fourth stoppage win.

Next was ABA semi-finalist, Tyers against old foe, Jack Lowes. Tyers pounded him for three rounds and took a deserved points victory.

Karl McLaughlin was in action at South Shields. Returning from illness he did not have his usual spark and lost a close points decision.

On Sunday, Tyne Tees Wear champion Lewis Scott travelled to Manchester for the Junior ABA national quarter-final.

He faced last year’s champion and European silver medallist Zac Burton.

Scott started strong, landing some big shots, and destroyed Burton’s nose early in the second.

He had another big round in the third, however, Burton managed to even it up in the fourth with some crafty shots.

The score ended 13-13 and Scott lost the countback 19-18.

England selector Martin Utley told club officials that Scott was ‘fantastic’ in this fight and had done himself a lot of good and said with a little work on computer boxing he could be the best.

This may be the end of the championships for Scott, but he has now mixed with the top boxers in the country, and handled it comfortably.