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Thames Valley boxers put on a show at Berinsfield event

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Four Thames Valley ABC members were in action at a recent show held in Berinsfield.

Charlie Willetts (62kg), having his first bout after a two-year wait due to the coronavirus pandemic, boxed William Harbour of Attleborough ABC.

Both boys started aggressively using their lead and right-hand combinations, but neither blocked well at the beginning of the round.

Aaron Duncan
Aaron Duncan

In the second round, Harbour used his reach to keep Willetts at bay to dominate the round.

In the third round, the Thames Valley boxer became more confident to move forward, but unfortunately had not done enough in the first two rounds and he lost on unanimous decision

Next up was Caulay Suttie (71kg), who boxed J Gardiner of Fight Night boxing club.

The first round saw Suttie get off to a flying start with his lead and combination shots and his opponent matched his shots to make it an entertaining battle.

Suttie had more control over Gardiner in the second round, with solid right hands forcing him back to keep him off as well as using his double jab well.

In the third round, both boxers came out at one another hoping to dominate the round, but Suttie was the stronger and more accurate to land his shots with a unanimous decision going his way.

Aaron Duncan (60kg) was the third boxer in action as he came up against Frankie Bacon (61kg) of Attleborough ABC.

The first round saw Duncan stalking his opponent waiting for him to commit to his punches, which allowed the Thames Valley boxer to deliver quicker punches.

He landed shots to the head and body, and both boxers were playing a cat and mouse game to see who would leave an opening.

In the second round, Duncan lead off with his quicker and more accurate punches than his opponent and at one point forced him back from one side of the ring to the other, working well at close quarters when his opponent held.

The final round saw Duncan buzzing with confidence, switch hitting and moving extremely well to win on a unanimous decision.

The final boxer for Thames Valley was Chris Ockwell (62kg), who boxed R Guerin of Fighters Republic.

Ockwell started the bout very well, letting his punches flow to dominate the round.

The second round was almost a repeat of the first and Ockwell made his opponent turn his back on him.

Ockwell’s work rate was more fluent and accurate than his opponent which gave him a unanimous win over Guerin.

All of Thames Valley coaches very pleased with all the boy's performances as it has been a difficult time for all the club's boxers as they are having to travel to spar at different clubs each week as they still don't have a permanent base for their club to train.

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