BOXING: THE future of Leamington’s boxing talent was on display at Trident College on Saturday night as Clearys Boxing Gym hosted nine top class fights.
Star of the show was Leamington youngster Danny Quatermaine, who beat the tall Connor Marsden from Surbiton ABC in a lightweight contest.
Standing at 6′ 2″, Marsden gave Quatermaine all sorts of problems with his long arms and sizable difference in height,
From the first round onwards Quatermaine was on Marsden, trying to work his long shots with uppercuts on the way in.
As the contest wore on, it was Danny who looked to wear Marsden down – and the talented Clearys fighting was declared winner to cap of a memorable night for the club.
Speaking after the fight, Clearys coach Edwin Cleary said: “Danny is Danny and a very special individual – he’s developing his style in the gym.
“He really wanted to showcase his new style but against a very tall opponent it was going to be very hard.
“There’s going to be a big difference the next time people see him box.
“The night was really about the next generation the novices.
“We made it clear we have depth in our talent.
“The future is very bright for Clearys ABC.”
Elsewhere on the card four boxers made their debuts – with all other fighters, with the exception of Quatermaine – being novices.
Aman Kumar was first up as the 11-year-old took part in a skills bout.
Taking on Jake biddle from Droitwich ABC, both boys showed sensible skills.
It is hoped Aman could be a future star in boxing after displaying all the right signs at an early age.
Jordan Kendall was also in action against the experienced Owen Dudley – a fight which on paper looked tough for the Clearys fighter.
However Kendall’s success in Wales was followed up by his best performance to date where he dominated every round to become the unanimous winner.
Josh Finch was then defeated on a split decision against Ram Sher before Satty Singh got the better of Jake Martins from Droitwich ABC in an entertaining fight.
Fifth on the card was Jordan Singh Khera in the 50KG category who was up against it throughout the fight.
Gary ‘Simba’ Mandizha then fought Samywand from Capital ABC in the 64KG contest.
Beaming with confidence and a big smile, Gary took to the ring like a natural and went to work with his aggressive big punching style.
His jab dominated the opening round while the second and third round followed a similar pattern before the towel was thrown in.
Jordan Singh Tamara then won by unanimous decision in his first fight back from injury before Cameron Tait lost out to Anstow in the 91KG penultimate fight of the night.