Knockout!

Stevenage boxer Harry Marshall came within a whisker of causing a sensational upset in the CYP Boxing Championships. Marshall, in only his ninth bout, drew St Albans boxer John Cash at the Hutton Community Centre in Brentwood. Cash is a Four Nations gold

Stevenage boxer Harry Marshall came within a whisker of causing a sensational upset in the CYP Boxing Championships.

Marshall, in only his ninth bout, drew St Albans boxer John Cash at the Hutton Community Centre in Brentwood.

Cash is a Four Nations gold medallist with more than 30 contests to his name.

The first round saw Marshall take the fight to Cash. But it was the St Albans fighter that got the better of the early exchanges forcing an eight count on Marshall at the end of a pulsating round.


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The second round saw Marshall find his range with an explosive right hand to send his opponent crashing to the canvas.

The St Albans boxer had to draw on all of his experience to just survive the round.

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Rounds three and four saw the Stevenage boxer give every ounce of energy in his pursuit of glory. Cash eventually took the decision 20-19, 20-19, 18-18.

Marshall proved he can mix with the country's top boys and will now enter the junior ABAs in April.

Senior clubmate Bradley Evans (bantamweight) has just returned from a 10-day training camp in France with the England team.

This culminated in a contest against a French opponent who was beaten by 30 points to 11.

Evans gave his French opponent three standing eight counts during the fight to make it seven wins from nine international bouts.

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