Points wins at the double for Giann

Irvine Magno after prep for the Championships and Joe Lampard after his knock-out victory. Photo contributed.
Irvine Magno after prep for the Championships and Joe Lampard after his knock-out victory. Photo contributed.

BUXTON Amateur Boxing Club’s Giann Magno made it two wins in a fortnight with two excellent performances.

Boxing in Sheffield against South Normanton’s tough southpaw Elliott, Magno moved easily away from trouble before landing sharp and accurate combinations on the way to a unanimous win.

Another Derbyshire boxer, Nicco Levers, was next to face Magno, and proved a capable and skilled test at Mansfield Civic Centre. Magno again controlled and countered with speed and precision to secure an additional unanimous decision.

Jon Pickering lost a nip and tuck decision to Royal Oak’s Connor Parker in the Derbyshire finals of the under-60kg category.

In a cracking bout, which could have gone either way, Parker was blown away by Pickering’s early movement and speed but persevered and showed his class to work when in close to tire the Buxton fighter. Parker did his damage as the bout drew to a close, to secure a hard-earned majority decision.

Adam Sircar was involved in the contest of the night at a show in Sheffield, battling against a hometown boxer before eventually losing by decision.

The following week, he faced a rematch against Nottingham opponent Maher.

This was a frustrating bout, during which neither boxer got their shots off, and victory eventually slipped from Sircar’s grasp.

Senior boxer Joe Lampard kept it short and sweet in his light middleweight contest, stopping his RAF opponent in the second of a scheduled four rounds.

Lampard made the most of an opponent using the outside of the ring to push forward and pressure. Falling into a rhythm and backing his man up, Lampard used fast hands and excellent shot selection to the head and body to fell his opponent as the first round neared its conclusion.

Lampard had to catch a few on the gloves in the second round and was careful to keep his hands high, before hunting his opponent down and landing with hurtful body shots and upper cuts, two of which were correctly awarded standing counts to secure the stoppage win.

The result marked a return to winning form for Lampard after dropping out of the ABA championships on a majority points decision in a highly-competitive contest in Coventry.

Irvin Magno takes his Junior ABA Championship run to Coventry on Sunday to face an experienced Staffordshire opponent in a bid to reach the Midland finals.