Bideford ABC’s Dymond is Western Counties champion

15:56 29 January 2014

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Bideford ABC's Ricky Dymond and Ryan Gumbley

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Mixed fortunes for Bideford boxers in exciting contests

Ricky Dymond is the Western Counties champion for the third consecutive year.

He won the title in the Youth Championships at Perranporth, Cornwall by beating James Shackell from National Smelters ABC. Dymond boxed well behind his jab backing his opponent up early with combinations to the head and body. Each time Shackell did attempt to attack, Dymond showed class by using his feet to get him out of range and fire away with his fast hands.

It was much of the same for Dymond in the second round as he went up another gear, showing a wide variety of punches and great accuracy with most finding their target.

Credit had to be given for Shackell’s chin when Dymond landed a solid back hand which rocked the National Smelters boxer, but he managed to survive.

Dymond had worn the Bristol boy down by the final round, with some body shots from the earlier round taking their toll on him. Shackell was taking his chances, trying to land his big overhand right, but Dymond showed experience to avoid getting drawn in to a scrap.

Under a new scoring system, Dymond won 30-24, outclassing his opponent in every round. He now progresses to the quarter finals.

On the same bill, Ryan Gumbley narrowly missed out on becoming Western Counties champion when he met Callum Coles from Empire ABC.

Coles came out fast using three and four punch combinations, but Gumbley soon settled and began to figure him out, landing straight punches as his opponent charged forward.

In the second, Gumbley picked up where he’d left off in the first, boxing well and moving in and out of range, landing combinations. Coles wanted to make a scrap of it but Gumbley set a high tempo with consistent straight punches and movement to win a big round.

It was all on the line going into the last round and both lads gave their all. The round was tilting backwards and forwards throughout, and Gumbley finished off with Coles backed up in the far corner firing away to the head and body as the bell rang.

Both fighters were congratulated on the level of boxing, but a close decision went in favour of Coles 30-27, 27-30 and the decider 29-28.

Billy Stanbury faced his toughest test so far at Paignton against highly ranked opponent and ex-British champion Pawel Augustnic from Hamilton Greens ABC.

Both lads went to war in the first with a high work rate and neither boxer willing to step back. Stanbury landed some trademark solid body shots and then began to take over in the second, pushing Augustnic around the ring, and spent long spells of the round with him pinned on the ropes.

Stanbury showed superior strength with fast combinations of thudding hooks and uppercuts, but Augustnic boxed well in the last as his fitness shone through. He was hitting and moving to keep Stanbury at bay.

Although Stanbury looked dangerous throughout as he kept pressing forward, Augustnic took a well contested points victory 29-27,29-27,29-27.

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