Newcomer Jakub is learning fast

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Halifax Police ABC boxers travelled to Hull last Saturday to help out new club Stevie Smith’s Boxing Academy after late pull outs .

Jakub Danihel, a 14-year-old who has only been with the club for three months, was too good for Sourush Asdi from the Hull club.

Asdi had lots of support but little experience, according to head coach Jonny Maude, and Danihel was able to sidestep his opponent’s rushes and land right-handed punches.

Asdi was given a couple of standing counts before the bout was stopped.

Alex Hanson outboxed Sheffield Lane Top ABC’s Hakeem Nasser in all three rounds to gain a unanimous decision.

Hanson, also a talented runner and gymnast, is improving rapidly.

Two days earlier, 16-year-old year old Chris Godridge and senior ABA star Vinny Atkins boxed on the Olympia ABC show at Sunderland.

The host club lost eight fights on the night due to incorrect weights and illness and the Halifax pair fought in the final two of the seven contests.

Holy Trinity School’s Godridge boxed well in the first round against the much taller Olympia boxer Jake Dalton, both scoring on the jab.

Godridge went up a gear in the second, forcing Dalton on the ropes, and the Halifax boxer all but stopped his rival in the third.

Head coach Mick Rowe felt his man had won easily and a majority decision in favour of the Sunderland fighter was greeted with near silence.

Atkins faced Jake Bonellie in the main event and the home club fighter came out like a man on a mission, catching the Halifax boxer with some big shots.

Atkins kept focused and landed the cleaner punches. His work rate and better skills came to the fore and 90 seconds into the third round he knocked out his opponent with a volley of shots.

Rowe also accompanied Jack Sellars to Birtley in Durham on Saturday for an England training camp and five fighters will eventually be selected for a match against Sweden.

Arron Greenwood, 13, boxed in the quarter finals of the schoolboys national championships on Saturday at Havercroft LC, Wakefield.

He was accompanied by his father and coach Paul for the fight against North Side ABC’s Conner Ward at 55kg.

Greenwood boxed well in the first round against the Liverpool fighter but Ward proved too strong and the referee stopped it in the third.

Halifax’s next show is on Friday, February 22 and tickets are on sale. The club is lookingfor a trophy sponsor for the night and anyone who can help should ring Rowe on 07870 266002.

Underbeaten Halifax welterweight Richard Bitner steps back into the ring on Saturday when he has a tough assigment against Alexander White, who has won five from six, at the Gorbals Leisure Centre, Glasgow.

Clubmate Tyrone Nurse from Huddersfield fights for the vacant Central Area light welterweight title against Joe Elfidh at Doncaster Dome tonight.