BOXING: Grantham ABC’s Stedman maintains perfect record

Sam Stedman. Photo: Fardell Photography
Sam Stedman. Photo: Fardell Photography
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Grantham Amateur Boxing Club junior heavyweight prodigy Sam Stedman carried on his winning record in his second bout at Immingham Leisure Centre last Friday.

Sixteen-year-old Sam was up against the more experienced Luke Dobbs (Immingham ABC) who was fighting in front of his home crowd in his fourth bout.

The fight started with Dobbs searching for the big bomb but Sam weathered the storm and began to pick off his opponent.

The home fighter began to become frustrated with the Grantham man’s style as the second round wore on.

Grantham ABC head coach Dean Fardell said: “Sam does the basic things and does them well.”

Dobbs started to tire in the third round as he became more and more desperate. Sam began to catch his opponent more, moving in and out with some choice shots.

Sam went on to win the fight on a unanimous points decision.

Dean said: “It’s his second fight and his second win. Sam did the job and did well with a partisan crowd who were a bit hostile towards us.

“Sam’s a good lad, disciplined, and the future’s bright for him.”