Stoppage win for Rodriguez

Shaun Michael with his two certificates and semi-final winners medal he received recently in Manchester.
Shaun Michael with his two certificates and semi-final winners medal he received recently in Manchester.

SKERTON ABC has again been busy on the boxing circuit recently.

Last weekend saw a busy period for the club with boxers on the road on Friday and Saturday.

Friday night saw Callum Rodriguez and Adam O’Donnell in action in Kendal.

Adam was appearing in only his second bout for the club and was nervous beforehand, but he started at a good pace and showed spirit to put combinations together and after a flurry of shots the referee stepped in to give his opponent a standing eight count.

In the second and third round Adam tired and was caught with some heavy shots from his opponent, and at the final bell lost the decision through a majority decision.

Next up came Callum Rodriguez, who had recently competed in the Schoolboy Championships.

Callum started fast and caught his opponent with head and body shots, and was on the front foot throughout the round.

The second saw Callum step up the pace and again he pushed his opponent back throughout the round, winning it clearly.

At the start of the third, and after another onslaught, the referee stepped in to stop the bout with Callum’s opponent in no fit state to continue.

On Saturday night the club had Jack Catlow on the bill in Droitwich. Jack again had recently represented the club in the Schoolboy Championships, and was in action against a decent opponent.

From the first round Jack was in control of the bout and showed too much spirit for his opponent.

The second and third round saw Jack scoring good combination shots on his opponent and when the decision was announced nobody was surprised to see Jack’s hand raised in victory.

The club is waiting in anticipation for Shaun Michael Varey’s next bout in Newbiggin on March 10. This is for the National Schoolboy Championship Final, and Shaun Michael is looking forward to giving another outstanding performance.

If Shaun Michael wins this next bout it will mean he is the best boxer at his weight in the whole country, an outstanding accolade to have for a boxer of his age, and a great source of pride for Skerton ABC.

The club will also be showcasing its boxers on an upcoming home show on Saturday, March 10, at Smokey O’Connors in Morecambe.

Tickets are available at £15 by calling 077 666 55 401 or 07500 469787.

There will be upwards of 16 bouts and two ABA title fights.

The show is open to all ages, doors open 5.30pm and boxing starts at 6pm.