BOXERS from the local King Alfred club were in action last Friday in Dorchester. First into the ring was Jordan Callow, for a return bout with Luke Cooney, whom he had beaten three weeks previously at Brean.
Straight from the bell, Cooney was forcing the pace, with Callow boxing on the back foot using his jab. In the second round both boxers gave their all, using some good skills.
Before the third round, Callow was told Cooney would put the pressure on him, as he was the local boy. Callow boxed well, using his skills but Cooney was given the decision on points.
Next into the ring for King Alfred was Mason Shaw, against another local boy Elias Anderson. Anderson was the taller and in the first and second rounds was winning by using his longer reach and variety of punches.
In the third, Shaw did his best work and Anderson had punched himself out, but it was not enough, so Anderson won on points.
King Alfred's ABC is looking for anybody that may like to put in an hour and a half per week to help with training at their gym. Maybe an ex-boxer would be suitable, but if you are interested please contact Roger Cross on (01278) 794087.
Former world champion Glenn Catley will be a guest at the club's latest show in King Alfred School Hall on Saturday, May 24. There will also be a table of special guests, the Bristol Pro Warriors.
Tickets are £7 for adults, £5 for under-17s and OAPs (£8 for all on the door). They are available from Roger Cross (number above) and Andy Churches (01278-783568).