Strong showing by Buxton stars

Buxton Amateur Boxing Club, Scott Gladwin v Buxton's Adam Sircar
Buxton Amateur Boxing Club, Scott Gladwin v Buxton's Adam Sircar

YOUNG Buxton boxer Giann Magno has completed a hat-trick of wins following his latest victory in Birmingham.

Boxing in Solihull, the 11-year-old Buxton Amateur Boxing Club (ABC) fighter faced home-town boxer Joshua Gee in the 38kg class.

Buxton Amateur Boxing Club, Giann Magno

Buxton Amateur Boxing Club, Giann Magno

Magno was forced on to his toes in the encounter against a tough, well-schooled boxer who took the bout to the Buxton lad.

He managed to avoid the majority of the punches that came his way, bobbing away from the attack and picking Gee off.

In his third bout, Magno looked very accomplished, with a tight defence and good footwork. Both boxers contested an excellent bout, but Giann continued to defend well and pick his shots in flurries, and was awarded a points decision.

Following him was Buxton’s Adam Sircar in action in the 59kg class. Boxing a home-town fighter, Sircar knew he needed to take the fight to his opponent to force victory.

The visitor started the round on the back foot, before finding more success going forward. Lessons learned, Sircar came out for the second round and was more successful pushing forward and scoring.

Into the third and, to ensure no doubt on the card, his opponent seemed happy to stay on his toes and keep away.

Sircar looked on top during the session and was awarded with the points decision to cap another good Buxton performance.

* After the frustration of seeing his scheduled bouts fall through, Buxton ABC’s Cameron Atkinson was matched against stiff competition from Birmingham’s promising young talent Chainy in the Midland round of the Schoolboy Championships.

Atkinson worked hard against his taller and more experienced opponent, who continued to pick-up points throughout the contest.

Atkinson was game until the end of the contest, but knew at the final bell that Chainy had secured the decision.