Two amateur boxers from Huthwaite Boxing Club produced fantastic displays of boxing in their latest bouts.
Both Jordan Turner and Nick Golubs travelled to venues to challenge their rivals and both had their hands held high after the final bell.
Nick recently boxed in Coventry against talented James Rafferty, whilst Jordan Turner was in action at the beginning of the month in Worksop, squaring up against Jordan Bennett from Buxton Boxing Club.
In an enthralling Fight of the Night bout in the West Midlands, Nick took the fight against his more experienced opponent and won on points with his thumping shots leaving the Triumph ABC boxer with a suspected broken nose.
Nick (17), who has now won three out of three, said: “He was one of the toughest boxers I have ever fought. He was taller than me, and bigger, and his movement was fast all over the ring.
“He started to get me in the second round so it was harder for me, but the third round was the toughest because I couldn’t even hold my arms up because I was that tired.
“I was throwing all my big shots and normally other opponents go straight down but this one just didn’t want to!
“Between rounds I was pushing myself, telling myself not to give up. It was the toughest fight I’ve ever had. But I was really pleased with the victory.”
Scott Calow said it was a fantastic win for Nick, a Novice boxer, and also added he was delighted with how Jordan (15), performed when winning on points.
He said: “Jordan did really well. His opponent was unbeaten and strong but Jordan boxed on the back foot and won a pretty clear points victory. Jordan’s coming on, he’s becoming a really good boxer and he’s getting a bit of confidence now.”
Huthwaite’s first amateur show of the year is on March 9th at the Forest Town Welfare, where there will be 12 high-quality bouts featuring boxers from around the region.
Nine of Huthwaite’s amateurs are hoping to feature, including experienced Nathan Capeness, who is in a potential Fight of the Night contender against a 28-year-old rival from Barnsley.
There is also an extra incentive for Huthwaite’s members to succeed on the night as their best performer will be rewarded with spending time with professional Paddy Connors on his big fight night. Chosen by Paddy, the lucky amateur star will also get to accompany the fighter on his walk to the ring.
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £15.