Huthwaite boxers flex their muscles

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Huthwaite Boxing Club continues to go from strength to strength and a number of the club’s amateurs have been in action recently, testing themselves against top opponents from around the country.

Heavyweight Matt Hawkins boxed unbeaten former national champion Russell Henshaw from Trinity Boxing Club and put in an impressive performance, battling his more experienced opponent for three rounds.

Huthwaite coach Scott Calow said: “It was a step up in class for Matt. He lost on points but it was a really close fight.

“I knew he was capable, and he proved he belongs at that level and that’s where he’s going to stay now. He’s going to go in the Novice championships in October where he’ll probably have four or five fights in three months.”

Huthwaite’s Adam Taylor, Jordan Turner and Suzanne Hemsley have also represented the club.

Adam boxed in Hucknall and got a victory against Tyrone Josephs from Stafford Town to maintain his unbeaten record

Jordan Turner boxed on Mansfield ABC’s show in Shirebrook, whilst Suzanne has boxed her way to the Elite Championships final.

Meanwhile, Patrick Connors and Danny Capeness have decided to progress to the professional ranks.

Hard-hitting Patrick won 11 out of 13 bouts as an amateur and Scott, who will manage both boxers, said: “After three amateur fights we entered Patrick into the championships and after five bouts he was a Midlands champion.

He entered the Senior Novice championships at 17 and he got through to the national semi-finals, so he has got a lot of experience.”

Patrick said: “It’s all at a sprint pace in the amateurs and I like to take my time, so I think it will suit me better.”

Danny has an outstanding record in martial arts, being recognised as the number one kickboxer in Britain after being undefeated in 25 fights.

He also has experience in K1 and unlicensed boxing where he was undefeated Area champion. Danny will train at the Hucknall Kickboxing Centre which his run by his dad, Kegg, as well as spending time at the Huthwaite gym.

Huthwaite’s next amateur show is planned for October at Mansfield’s Civic Centre.