Seven winners for Halifax ABC

Halifax BC'Shamraz maskeen  v jack kiplin.
Halifax BC'Shamraz maskeen v jack kiplin.

Halifax ABC’s first show of the season at their Ladyship Mills home had a bumper 15-fight bill with 11 host club boxers in action.

Seven of them were successful and they helped to keep a crowd of 400 enthralled.

National champion George Standring from Hebden Bridge ABC was involved in one of the four guest bouts.

The 14-year-old had a rematch against Bridlington ABC’s Ben Malone, who had inflicted his first defeat in 18 months when they met on the east coast recently.

Standring took his revenge in convincing fashion.

Joe Garside, who started his career at the Halifax club but now boxes for Eastburn ABC, won a great battle against Hussain Ali from Hamer ABC in Rochdale.

Eleven-year-old Daniel Finchett got his career off to a great start with the club’s first win of the night.

His opponent Connor Oldham from Barnsley Star had won his only previous contest but Finchett was unfazed and won every round.

Shamraz Maskeen put on a terrific performance but the judges saw it differently and he lost on a split decision.

The unbeaten Jake Fawthrop made it four wins in a row, beating Lewis Ferrelly from Rosendale ABC.

Kyle Scully got the better of the much more experienced Levi Giles from Grimsby ABC in a very close battle, but Jimmy First lost to Nathan Cawood from Platinum ABC .

First, returning from injury, couldn’t cope with the southpaw and lost on points .

Seb Cowley made a fine winning debut while Kayman Glasgow won his first match with a second round stoppage of Jack Kiplin from Whitby ABC.

Jake Turner, who boxes in the junior novices championship this weekend, beat Hamza Hussain from Karmand ABC in Bradford.

Halifax’s other winners was Arron Greenwood, who beat Jake Malatesta from Harrogate ABA.

Club chief Mick Rowe said: “It was a brilliant night. Everyone enjoyed the matches.

“Many commented on how good the club looked and how good the facilities are.”