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Young boxers are as proud as punch
Friday 11th April 2014 @ 10:19 by Lisa B
AWARD: Kai Green (and top in action) receives his trophy from Jonathan Reynolds MP.

AWARD: Kai Green (and top in action) receives his trophy from Jonathan Reynolds MP.

Young boxers from Hyde and District Amateur Boxing Club certainly did themselves and their club proud on Friday night at their Home Show at Hyde Town Hall.

Three solid performances brought unanimous victories for 14-year-old Kai Green, 15-year-old Kieran Jones and Ben Uzokwe aged 17.

Seventeen-year-old Liam Jones, who had made a quick dash from his Army post to be there, narrowly missed out on a split decision after a very close contest.

Hyde’s youngest boxer, 11-year-old Jack Shaw made his debut on the show while 15-year-old Roman Ghuss showed great improvement in his second contest for the club.

It was the first time the club had staged a home show for a number of years.

Head coach Steve Strong said he was delighted with the performances of all the boxers.

He said: “It was a superb night of boxing, with an excellent crowd in a fantastic venue.

“Sincere thanks to everybody who came along and supported the lads, it meant a great deal to us all.

“Special thanks must go to Tameside Council and especially local councillors Jim and Phil Fitzpatrick for their generous and continued support and the tremendous interest they have shown in the club.”

Hyde MP,Jonathan Reynolds also attended the event, together with Cllr Dawson Lane, Tameside Council’s lead member for sport.

The Best Boxer of the Night Award was presented to Ben Uzokwe.060 e