Magno set for championships

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Giann Magno looked to get back to winning ways travelling to face home opposition at a Birmingham City show.

The first round was an extremely cagey affair with both boxers looking to find range, feinting and looking to lead off with initial scoring attacks but round one ended with little on the score card from either boxer.

Two started at higher tempo as Magno’s footwork started to click and he upped the pressure on his Midlands opponent.

Alhasan continued to provide an awkward challenge but was slightly bemused by the Buxton boxer’s movement and eventually docked points by a proactive referee for continual holding and grabbing.

Giann entered the third round with the intent of finishing big to avoid any doubt on the cards, and succeeded as he stretched his points lead against a cagey and well-schooled opponent. This was a wide points win for Giann, setting him up well for January’s Schoolboy Championship rounds.

Jordan Bennett and Jon Pickering continued their busy season, matched at Tom Lowe ABC’s show in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire. Bennett was matched for his fourth contest in quick succession and came out on the losing side of a competitive contest that could have leant either way.

Jon Pickering once again conceded age and weight against a Senior Staffordshire boxer, and looked extremely sharp taking the first half of the contest with a razor sharp display of range boxing.

Pickering continued to be hampered by a lingering chest infection as his strong opponent continued to push forward during rounds two and three to take the decision.