Thames Valley boxer Ashton Duncan powers to victory against Waterlooville opponent at Leigh Park club
Thames Valley ABC’s Ashton Duncan (65 kilos) boxed Troy Cook (64 kilos) of Waterlooville at the Leigh Park workingmen’s club open show.
Round one saw Duncan box cautiously at the start of the bout as his opponent was much taller than him.
The Thames Valley boxer hit his opponent on the counter where Troy fell short and Duncan continued to respond with a solid left jab and right-hand combinations.
Duncan switched to southpaw to lead with his right hand and left combinations which confused his opponent.
Round two saw Duncan come out more confident with his combinations to head and body which caused Cook to hold.
He then threw some good uppercuts at close quarters and still switched stance.
Towards the end of the round, Duncan landed a left-hand through the southpaw stance which forced his opponent back and the ref gave him a standing eight count right on the bell.
The final round saw Duncan come out at Duncan, knowing he had to make up the difference from round two.
He tried to impose his boxing on the Thames Valley boxer, but Duncan was the faster of the two and moved well to counter and force his opponent back to be given another standing count.
Cook came back at Duncan, but he moved well on his back foot to slip his opponents punches.
Duncan won on a unanimous decision and the referee congratulated both boys on a great contest.
Paul and Dan, the two Thames Valley coaches said that Duncan performed very well with his boxing skills and boxed with great maturity.