Romans’ debut triumph

Buxton Boxing Club, Buxton's Adam Sircar
Buxton Boxing Club, Buxton's Adam Sircar
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Giann Magno kicked off the action for Buxton Amateur Boxing Club against Hulton Abbey’s Colclough.

Magno was forced to give considerable age and weight away for this contest and equipped himself well against a taller opponent. Magno lost out on a points decision that could have gone to either boxer.

Buxton boxer Jordan Bennett was next up for his second contest and was made to work for a consecutive victory. Bennett was kept at range for long periods, unable to whip in his practised and hurtful body shots, and did well to pressure his opponent with straight shots.

Jon Pickering demonstrated tenacity as well as boxing ability in his 26th contest after a late drop-out meant he was matched against a more mature, heavier and experienced opponent.

Pickering continued to display a willingness to compete against any boxer, and was disappointed to narrowly miss a points victory after an excellent third round of phased boxing.

Slick newcomer Romans Belousous debuted in a Buxton vest against experienced competition from Wodensborough A.B.C. Belousous operated with fast hands and flurries against a tough, well-schooled boxer on his way to picking-up a victory from his first fight for the club.

Liam Burke continued his run of hard contests against extremely good novice boxers, meeting Trinity Light Middleweight Creed.

Burke, strong and fit as always, pushed forward against the taller Creed who stayed calm and used reach advantage to pick-up his points.

Irvine Magno was again matched against tough opposition following a forced change of opponent two days prior to the event.

Boxing well in the first, Magno went in to the second session to box the best round of the evening, working his powerful opponent with fast combinations and using the ring excellently. His experienced opponent took advantage of the four-round format and secured two big final rounds to collect a deserved victory.

Liam Sircar was rematched against Trinity lightweight Robinson, and upped work-rate in the final of four rounds to be awarded his second win against the Trinty boxer in a tight one.

Lastly for Buxton was Light-middle Joe Lampard against the teak-tough Don Itutu in a four-round contest.

This was the second meeting of the pair, and after a massive effort from both boxers the Buxton Team felt Lampard may have done enough to take victory, a view not shared by the judges as they awarded the bout to the Derby boxer.