Grantham Boxing Club pair win for East Midlands

Jordan Davies. Photo: Fardell Photography
Jordan Davies. Photo: Fardell Photography

A pair of boxers from Grantham ABC represented the East Midlands in a contest against the Police and Community Boxing Association at Spalding.

Jordan Davies was up against Henry Atkinson from Woking Police ABC who he outboxed in the first round.

Nathan Wallace. Photo: Fardell Photography

Nathan Wallace. Photo: Fardell Photography

The tall and rangy Atkinson came back in the second round and Jordan found himself walking on to punches.

But the Grantham lad came out on top after the third round decider, taking the win following a split decision by the judges.

Grantham ABC head coach Dean Fardell said: “It was a good bout. It was Jordan’s fourth fight and he’s won three of them. He’s a good little lad to train.

“He knew what he had to do in the third round. All credit to him.”

Next up was Nathan Wallace who faced Danny Milner from Downend Police ABC.

It was Nathan’s first bout since he lost his Central Area belt but he dominated the first round, with strong punches sending his opponent rocking on the ropes.

Milner got his act together a bit more in the second round but Nathan still had the upper hand. The third round involved a lot of holding, pulling and tugging, but the Grantham fighter had done enough to take a points decision victory.

Head coach Dean said his young charge had made an impressive return after the disappointment of losing his title: “He bounced back well, with some lovely combinations. It was a cracking bout.

“We are aiming to get the belt back.”

Grantham ABC’s young heavyweight Sam Stedman picked up an East Midlands vest on his way to an English Youth Championships pre-qualifier at Manchester.

Sam went in unbeaten against Mosside Fire Station ABC’s H. Khaliq and was on top in the first round.

But he let his opponent back into the fight too much and lost the bout on a unanimous judges’ decision.

Head coach Dean this week also announced the arrival of two new coaches at the Gas Works Lane club, off Alexandra Road – James Fern and David Mcready – as he opens up the venue for an extra night to cater for increased numbers.

Dean said: “We have got so many boxers now, I’m looking forward to them coming on board.”