BOXING: MAY started with a bang for Fitzpatricks boxing gym with four of the club’s fighters in action.
First to take to the ring was debutant Simon Hruska in a non-scoring skills bout against Banbury’s Ryan Conde.
The fight proved to be a strong showcase for both young boxers who displayed promising signs of talent.
Giving away the maximum weight allowed, Sean Leahy was next to box against experienced Grimsby fighter Shayden Whalmsley.
Coach Babs Kandola described Sean’s fight as ‘his best yet’ as he exited the ring winning by a unanimous decision.
Sean’s brother Nick then faced this year’s England Boxing Alliance finalist Jason Shields.
Like his brother, Nick fought hard to replicate his younger brother’s fight to win by a unanimous decision.
Coach Kandola said: “It’s a pleasure to watch these young athletes mature and witness their personal development.”
There was also success for Lisa Deshi who was matched against local favourite Amy Greatorex at the Chesterfield Proact Football Stadium.
The fight proved a good competitive bout for Lisa, facing a loud boisterous crowd.
But there was to be just one winner, and Lisa battled hard to win – drawing praise from the referee in the process who said he is looking forward to seeing Lisa’s career progress.
Picture: James Buckland Photography.