A winning debut for Buxton boxer

Andrejs Burkrejs. Photo contributed.
Andrejs Burkrejs. Photo contributed.
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BUXTON Amateur Boxing Club’s newest debutant, welterweight Andrejs Burkrejs, travelled to Nottingham and was eventually matched against a boxer from Chesterfield after his original opponent weighed in five kilograms above the agreed limit.

Burkrejs looked dangerous from the start of this contest, landing heavy combinations on a dazed opponent who provided limited response. With the adrenalin and intensity of his first contest impacting, Burkrejs was told to slow the tempo, keep a high guard and drive forward with straight combinations.

Duly obliging, Bukrejs soon forced the referee to interject with a standing count. Burkrejs pounced again on his way to an impressive victory, the referee eventually stopping the contest in round two.

Jordan Bennett faced stiff opposition in a junior contest against a boxer with an additional ten-bout experience. Bennett had both the ability and strength to win this one, but his local opponent was awarded victory after having the best of the initial exchanges.

Adam Sircar was involved in a close four-round lightweight contest against an opponent from Sheffield, and looked to have paced his contest well, increasing his work rate through rounds two and three.

Both boxers recognised the last session would be pivotal, and Sircar had a busy and successful session, and his late aggression sealed a majority win.

Jon Pickering reacted to a 24-hour call-up to box adversary Sery in their second meeting of the season.

This was a cagey and well-fought contest, with Sery awarded victory after getting inside Pickering’s range, levelling the scores and setting up a potential championship decider.