Six of the best for Skerton ABC in Manchester

Skerton NW Senior Champions.
Skerton NW Senior Champions.

Skerton Boxing Club continued their great start to the season claiming six new Senior North West Champions on a show in Manchester.

Zach Day, 17, claimed the under 50kg Senior Novices NW title while Callum Rodriguez, 18, claimed the under 52kg Senior Novices NW title.

Lewis Marshall has his hands raised.

Lewis Marshall has his hands raised.

Sean Coxon, 22, won the under 75kg Senior Novices NW title and Marcin Lewicki, 19, claimed the under 80 - 90kg Senior Novices NW title.

Carl Whyte, 32, claimed the 90 - 95kg Senior Novices NW title and Lloyd Grodan, 19, won the 105kg Senior Novices NW title.

This added to the two Junior Novice titles the club has already claimed this season puts the club at the top of the North West region.

All six of the senior boxers will now progress to the national knockout stages of the competition where they will test their class against boxers from Tyne, Tees and Wear in the next round in 
mid-October.

Meanwhile, Lewis Marshall, 15k, took another giant step towards a gold medal and national glory on Saturday, boxing in the National Junior Championship semi-finals.

Lewis was facing a tough durable opponent from Empire ABC of the East Midlands.

Lewis started the bout at a fast pace and controlled the first round and the second round saw Lewis again dominate, his all-action approach too much for his opponent to cope with.

In the third, although 
Marshall started to tire due to the pace he had set, he was still too savvy for the Empire boxer who started to throw wild shots out of frustration but was still unable to land any telling blows.

At the end of the bout Lewis had his hand raised as unanimous winner and now goes on to box in the final in two weeks in Rotherham.