BOXING: NICK Leahy demonstrated his potential in the ring once again after recording a victory on his second outing for Leamington-based Fitzpatrick Boxing Club.
The young boxer travelled down to South East London to face London Dynamo’s Paul Easter and the bout got off to a fast start with both fighters looking to stamp their authority in the opening round.
Leahy caught his opponent with a left hand that saw him stumble and the referee administered a count of eight.
The bout then resumed with both men back to work and once again Leahy landed the cleaner shots which rocked his opponent once more and another count was given.
It was not surprise to see Easter’s corner throw in the towel and withdraw their man during the break.
“This was a polished and assured performance from Nick in only his second bout, but he is listening and learning,” said coach Derek Fitzpatrick.
Also making the trip to the capital was Mike Dobson who was making his debut for Fitzpatrick ABC against fellow Dynamo boxer Dan Tyler in what proved to be one of the best bouts of the evening.
Dobson put his superior skill set against Tyler’s strength and determination but it was the London boxer who was crowned winner.
“This was a baptism of fire in the competition ring,” said Fitzpatrick. “But there are so many positive to be taken from Mike’s display.
Fellow club coach, Babs Kandola, added: “These lads were superb. Raising the profile and reputation of our club, with fantastic feedback and respect for our club.”