Miller stops rival to reach National Finals

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MANY miles were covered last weekend when Lancaster Boys ABC travelled to Wakefield and Carlisle respectively.

MANY miles were covered last weekend when Lancaster Boys ABC travelled to Wakefield and Carlisle respectively.

Havercroft Sports Centre was the venue for the National Junior ABA semi-finals, with the winner going on to Rochester in Kent for the National Finals at the end of the month.

Lancaster Boys ABC was represented by two boxers. In the 80kg category Marcin Lewicki was fighting in his very first tournament against the more experienced Ben Dean from Malt House Boxing Club.

The first round was close yet scrappy with both boxers clinching without landing any telling shots.

The fight opened up in the second with both fighters trying to blow the other away with huge lefts and rights, and it was the experienced Dean who landed more with Lewicki forced to take a standing eight count midway through the round.

The last round was similar to the second although Lewicki did manage to land with a few telling blows of his own. However, when the decision came it was awarded to Dean by a score of 20-11.

Patrick Miller was representing Lancaster Boys ABC in the 75kg category against Rhys Constable-Jones who was fighting out of the Exhall Boxing Club based in Coventry.

In a cagey first round both fighters appeared reluctant to get close but after a few harsh words from his corner Miller came out for the second with far more purpose and within 20 seconds landed a huge right to the chin which forced his adversary on the ropes, the referee jumped in and give Constable-Jones a standing eight count.

Throughout the rest of the round Miller increased the pace with some powerful shots and with another crashing right the referee dived in and called the contest off with Miller gaining the stoppage.

See the Lancaster Guardian (12-05-11) for full story.