Skerton boxers too classy for rivals

Reece Mills and Cole Parker.
Reece Mills and Cole Parker.

TWO of Skerton Amateur Boxing Club’s younger members were in action on Friday in Bowness.

Reece Mills was the first Skerton boxer in action against a local Ambleside fighter and from the first bell the 11-year-old Lancaster boxer made his intentions clear and took the fight to his opponent with fierce intention.

Round two saw much of the same with Reece out-pointing his opponent in every department and in the final round he showed his superior skills and caught his opponent with telling shots to the body and head.

The decision was a formality and the home crowd applauded both fighters as Reece was announced as a unanimous winner.

Next into the ring for Skerton was fellow 11-year-old Cole Parker.

Cole was up against a much more experienced opponent and knew he would have to up his game if he was to have a chance of getting a result.

But this was to be a great night for Morecambe boxer Cole, who from the very first bell had his opponent rocked with some outstanding fast hands and shots.

He was far too fast for his opponent in every department and was catching him with shots that were knocking his head back.

The third round saw Cole even busier and the referee was very close to stepping in to give a standing count to Cole’s opponent but he managed to get to the final bell.

The referee immediately raised Cole’s hand and the decision was announced as a unanimous decision in favour of the Skerton boxer.

The club is currently undergoing a major facelift at its premises in Edward Street in Morecambe and will soon be able to offer coaching for all ages and all levels, from beginner to advanced boxing whether you want to box to competitive level or just train to keep fit.

Female Boxercise sessions are now available on Tuesday evenings as well.

The club is open five nights a week between 5.30pm to 8pm. For more details call 07766 55401.