Buxton ABC boxers impress in their latest outing

Three generations of Buxton boxers. Pictured centre is Dan Taylor, with his granddad John to the right, who ran the club for many years, producing successful boxers and champions including Dan's Father Shaun (left).
Three generations of Buxton boxers. Pictured centre is Dan Taylor, with his granddad John to the right, who ran the club for many years, producing successful boxers and champions including Dan's Father Shaun (left).

Three Buxton ABC boxers travelled to Congleton where they were matched against stiff opposition.

Keanan Bates showed the result of hard work and dedication in the gym during a cadet contest, with a big improvement on his last outing.

Bates slipped behind slightly in the first round by allowing his opponent to start quicker but made up for this in the second and third with busier combinations.

The bout ebbed and flowed throughout with both boxers having success and Bates eventually dropping a points decision that could have gone either way.

Dan Taylor has worked hard over the past few months and moved up to make his competitive debut.

Dan follows on from Granddad John Taylor who ran the club for many years, producing successful boxers and champions including Dan’s father Shaun.

This was a real stern test from Taylor, his rangy opponent was sharp and well-schooled, countering well off the back foot.

Taylor performed excellently, pressed hard and worked his shots well on the way to just being edged out on points.

East Midland Champion Josh Taylor was paired with North-West Champion George Frost on his home show in an absolute barn-stormer.

This was another tough assignment for Taylor, who has been matched hard all season and is showing the resulting development and rewards.

This was a third decision on the night that the Buxton team thought they had secured.

However Taylor dropped a split decision, in a hugely entertaining bout that will live long in the memory.