North Herts ABC boy Caruso shows promise in Golden Gloves loss

It was a really demanding weekend for fighters from the North Herts ABC. Three boxers - Matt Wicks, Lewis Reeves and George Luis - travelled to Milton Keynes on Saturday. Wicks lost a tough bout against a home boy in a toe-to-toe bout, beaten on a majorit

It was a really demanding weekend for fighters from the North Herts ABC.

Three boxers - Matt Wicks, Lewis Reeves and George Luis - travelled to Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Wicks lost a tough bout against a home boy in a toe-to-toe bout, beaten on a majority points decision.

Reeves entered his first bout at short notice against Gareth Scotland from Tommy's boxing club in Reading.

Scotland was a tall boxer who used his reach to outclass Reeves and stop him in the second.

Luis beat Liam Medlyn (Milton Keynes Victors ABC) on points in an all-action bout to wrap up the evening.

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Ben Caruso and Gaurav Saroye were boxing in the pre quarter-finals of the Golden Gloves at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Caruso was first on, boxing in the class two under-60kgs against last year's national Golden Gloves champion, Tommy Carr from Repton.

His coach and England major panel judge Wayne Armstrong thought Caruso had done enough to beat the champ but the decision went against him. Repton coach Bobby Beck jnr added that Caruso has a great future.

Saroye (class two, under-63kgs) was up against a tough East End boy from West Ham, Simon O'Driscoll.

O'Driscoll put Saroye on the back foot and took a majority decision.

The club went in the evening for Cambridge DC Boxing Club's star-studded evening with stars like Michael Watson and Errol Christie.

Lewis Healiss fought a hometown boy, Mat Sai, in another toe-to-toe bout and lost by a majority decision.

The next North Herts ABC show is on Sunday, March 23, at The Remix nightclub in Hermitage Road, Hitchin. Doors will open at 12.30pm.

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