JUNIOR boxer Giann Magno produced the best performance of his impressive career, in his most difficult bout to date, as Buxton Amateur Boxing Club fighters competed at Burselem ABC’s home show.
Magno’s opponent McDonaghue was well-schooled, with weight and experience on his side, but there was very little to differentiate during the contest.
McDonaghue had the better of the first half, Magno picked up the second and once again demonstrated excellent footwork, balance and hand speed.
Judges awarded this top-class junior contest to McDonaghue on a majority decision, although either boxer could have been awarded the victory.
Buxton lightweight Adam Sircar was not troubled against his home-town opponent, producing a measured performance on his way to a unanimous victory.
Irvin Magno was also in action against home-town talent in a light welterweight showdown.
This was a one-sided contest, with Magno demonstrating superior boxing skills and fitness throughout.
The game plan to change the angles of attack and move in and out of range was clearly working as Magno continued to land punches.
He forced two standing counts during round two, with his opponent continually holding on. Educated pressure in the third round resulted in Magno forcing a point deduction for continued grabbing, and another standing count, before the referee correctly stepped in to end the contest. A good win for Magno.
Tom Singleton stepped out at a separate venue against stocky all-action Trinity ABC boxer Macauley Buxton. Never a dull contest, Singleton was forced to work hard against his smaller opponent, avoiding hooks to the body and head, and responding with straight returns. Singleton battled to a well-earned majority victory.