Worcester City Amateur Boxing Club News


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Worcester City ABC Light Welterweight Trent Smith gave Nathan Watson of Northern Ireland a boxing lesson to reach the last four in the CYPs Championships.

Boxing in London, Smith boxed beautifully throughout the contest against an aggressive, come forward fighter. The counterpunching and fast movement from Smith was the telling factor. Watson had minor success with straight punches in the first two rounds, but he struggled to match the speed of the Worcester boxer. With every punch delivered from Watson, Smith countered with at least two accurate shots. Dangerous left hooks from the Irish fighter were avoided with blinding speed, as Smith turned his opponent with ease.

The final round saw Smith beat Watson to the punch every time. Watson continued to press forward but was outclassed on the day by a boxer in tremendous form at present. The points wins leaves Smith a fortnight to prepare for the semi finals in Newcastle.

Featherweight Jon Roberts recorded his best victory to date by outpointing Brad Forester of 2nd City ABC at Kidderminster Harriers on Friday night. The Open class Forester is the reigning senior midlands champion and reached the quarter finals last year. Roberts stepped up to the task and applied himself with great determination throughout the three, three minute rounds. A very tense contest saw either boxer trying to find opening through tight defenses.

The waiting game of the 2nd City fighter frustrated Roberts who would prefer to sort it out toe to toe. When he got the opportunity, Roberts scored well with hard hooks to body and head has he backed Forester against the ropes. The straight punching Forester was content in boxing on the back foot and picking up points with the jab. The judges returned a unanimous decision in favour of Roberts in a contest a lot closer than the scoreline indicated.

The Worcester boxer has now faced the best amateur boxers in his weight during the last few months. A better workrate, with greater pressure will be required to keep pace with this group in the future.