Lads box clever

North Herts Amateur Boxing Club held their final dinner show of the season on Saturday at Hitchin Town Hall. Clubs travelled from Brighton, Southend (Strood), Norwich, Billericay, Slough, East London, Waltham Forest, Luton Farley and Stevenage to take pa

North Herts Amateur Boxing Club held their final dinner show of the season on Saturday at Hitchin Town Hall.

Clubs travelled from Brighton, Southend (Strood), Norwich, Billericay, Slough, East London, Waltham Forest, Luton Farley and Stevenage to take part.

The show had 10 bouts in total which all went the distance and were evenly matched by competition secretary and head coach Wayne Armstrong.

Klass Windows sponsored the trophies for the evening which saw three North Herts boxers - Ben Caruso, Gaurav Saroye and Charlie Seaman - in action.

Caruso was matched against a far more experienced boxer from Gator, Tom Ward.

The pair stood toe to toe, exchanging fierce blows.

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Caruso took a standing count in the second round but showed heart to recover and battle on to the final bell.

The Gator coach commented on how strong Caruso was throughout the bout despite losing on points.

Saroye dictated all three rounds using good ring craft to overcome his opponent Raj Basra (Strood) on points.

Seaman also had a toe-to-toe battle with his opponent, Adam Turrell from Brighton.

The North Herts boxer won on a majority decision in a contest judged as bout of the evening with Seaman also winning boxer of the night.

Billy Lee from Stevenage won on points against Billy Hazletine (Waltham Forest).

The next dinner show for North Herts ABC will be in October.

* Minotaur ABC boxed on an Angel and Finchley ABC show in London last Thursday.

Two of the lads won unanimously on points, while another lost narrowly on a majority decision.

Shaun Watkins from Letchworth outclassed a difficult opponent with style, controlling the fast paced fight from the start with good head movements and excellent boxing skills.

Elliott Sharp from Baldock had a hard contest weighing in 3kgs lighter than his opponent.

He won the contest unanimously by using excellent defence work and counter punching to out box his opponent from Angels ABC, London.

Marvin Usher had a strong opponent that won a majority decision.

The recently established club was set up in January and is based in the North Herts Combat Centre at Wilbury Way in Hitchin.

Anyone that is interested in boxing or just getting fit from nine upwards should call 07899 064003. Classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (children and adults classes available).

The club is a non-profit making organisation with full ABA affiliation, insurance and trained ABA coaches.

* Stevenage ABC fighter Loz Bell was at Ware Town FC for their first boxing show with the Cheshunt boxing club's assistance.

He was back in action again after a narrow defeat against number one ranked Winson of Finchley in the junior ABA quarter-finals.

Bell was awarded a unanimous victory against Zak Hassan from Luton Farley to give him a record of nine wins out of 10 bouts this season.

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