Carlisle Villa Amateur Boxing Club finds success on sold-out home show

An amateur boxing club found success on its home show earlier this month.

Carlisle Villa Amateur Boxing Club won seven out of 11 scoring contests on their home show at the Crown and Miter Hotel on Friday November 11.

The night began with three fantastic scoreless skill bouts featuring Daniel Salisbury, Ollie Jamilijonovas and John-John Heggie.

Great skills were displayed by all three boxers and certainly whetted the appetite for the sold-out show.

Eleven-year-old Jay McNeil got Villa off to a flying start with a win over Harry Stuart of North Road Gym in Durham.

Jay had to work hard to defeat the tough youngster from the North East.

Jayden Carruthers in a rematch with Caeden McCrory of Moss Side Fire Station boxed well, technically much better but not enough, losing by unanimous decision.

Another rematch brought together Villa’s Chara Ruaengprat and Irvine Vineburgh’s Nathan Lewis in a three-round, two-minute youth contest, with Lewis edging their first encounter on his home show last month.

The first round went to Chara and more of the same in the second.

In the third and final round, Chara was tired but still found the energy to push for the final 30 seconds, which tipped the judges in his favor.

Watson Miller had the crowd on their feet as he bounced back from a poor start to turn the fight around with some grit and determination to claim a unanimous decision victory over North Road Gym’s Danny Noble.

News and Star: Watson Miller (right), best junior boxerWatson Miller (right), best junior boxer (Photo: Jimmy Brennan)

13-year-old schoolboy James Maughan kept the wins going with a fine display of boxing under pressure against Oliver Smith, who represented Greens ABC in Middlesbrough.

News and star: James Maughan (left)James Maughan (left) (Photo: Jimmy Brennan)

Jack Burrows and Jack Holden lost unanimous points.

16-year-old boxer Joey Olive put the disappointment of losing his first fight last month behind him with a strong performance, stopping Abdul-Karim Abuukar in the first round.

Next for Villa was Kieran Glencross, who was pitted against Pool of Life’s Louis Bibby in Manchester, an entertaining fight that swung back and forth with everything to box in the final round.

News and Star: Kieran Glencross (right), best junior/senior boxerKieran Glencross (right), top youth/senior boxer (Photo: Jimmy Brennan)

Kieran picked up a unanimous decision victory.

Senior boxer Ash Lowe performed well on the back foot against Greens ABC’s Adam Dickerson, getting his jab out as Dickerson came forward, but he suffered a unanimous points loss.

A stunning, crowd-pleasing fight concluded the evening with Marc Haughan taking on Rayham Musa of the ABC Premier in Bolton, the former of whom won by unanimous points decision.

The winners of the evening were: Best Student – ​​James Maughan; Best Junior – Watson Miller and; Best Junior/Senior – Kieran Glencross.

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