Bronze medal for England star

England's Jack Massey, returned home from the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games in the Isle of Man with a bronze medal. Photo contributed.
England's Jack Massey, returned home from the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games in the Isle of Man with a bronze medal. Photo contributed.

A CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH boxer packed a punch in the Isle of Man, returning from the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal.

Jack Massey, 18, was one of seven boxers representing England at the prestigious international event, and all came away with medals.

Massey said afterwards: “It was a great experience to go to the games and meet other athletes from around the world.”

His quarter-final opponent in the competition was Indian boxer Summit Sangwan, a favourite to win the light heavyweight division.

The Chapel boxer was soon picking his opponent off with his long jabs and looping left hooks.

Sangwan stepped his game up in the final round, forcing a standing eight count against Massey, but by that time he had already built up enough of a lead and won the bout 15-13.

This set-up a semi-final meeting with Australia’s Brandon Allan.

With each boxer scoring point for point, the score was even going into the final round, but the Aussie, the eventual gold-medal winner, managed to raise his game to win by two points, 15-13.

Massey boxes out of Northside Gym in Manchester.