BOXING: Future looking bright for Grantham club

Jordan Davies. Photo: Fardell Photography

Jordan Davies. Photo: Fardell Photography

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Grantham Amateur Boxing Club’s future looks bright with three youngsters coming to the fore.

In his second fight for the Grantham club, 18-year-old Jordan Davies went up against Grimsby ABC’s D. Jackson in the welterweight division at Cleethorpes last week.

Facing a partisan crowed as well as his opponent, Jordan started slightly nervously and kept getting picked off, walking into jabs.

He came back into the fight a bit in the second round, but was still taking two punches before delivering two of his own.

Following a stern talking to from Dean, Jordan bounced back in the third round to take the win on points.

Dean said it was a remarkable comeback: “Jordan hammered him, punch after punch to body and head. He stole the show really.

“He knew he had a job to do. All credit to the old boy.”

Another 18-year-old Connor McCready took on A. Mahmood in the light-welterweight category at Belgrave Leisure Centre, Leicester, last week.

After an evenly contested opening round, the bout went Connor’s way and he won on a judges’ decision.

Town club head coach Dean Fardell said his young charge had done very well: “It was a nice little bout. He was up against a big, tall, rangy opponent but Connor stole it between the second and third rounds. He jabbed his head off.”

Dean’s newest recruit to the club is 13-year-old Priory Ruskin Academy student Arnas Valuckis.

Arnas took part in his first “skills bout” at Cleethorpes and impressed the judges with his composure and style in the three one-minute rounds event.

Dean said: “I was pleased with his performance. It was a nice introduction to the ring and boxing. The future is bright for him.”