Monday, October 21, 2013
Mixed fortunes for Bideford boxers
Bideford ABC boxer Kye Cook upset the odds in Bodmin against home boxer Frankie Masters on Saturday.
Masters was the clear favourite; he was undefeated in three fights and Cook had lost both of his fights this season.
But as they say in boxing ‘records are for DJ’s’, and Cook rushed out of his corner with fast straight punches, taking Masters out of his stride and pushing him around to ring for the whole first round.
Masters regrouped in the second and tried to rough Cook up on the inside, until Cook fired back with a strong right hook to the body that winded Masters. That allowed the Bideford boxer to get on top again, landing strong two-punch combinations.
The last round had the crowd on their feet, urging the home boxer forward, but Cook did the basics well and used his jab well to diffuse the situation.
Cook took the bout by a wide unanimous points decision.
Ben Owen was also in action as he travelled to Bristol to face Jomel Cabilogan at Downend ABC.
But Owen couldn’t match his clubmate’s result as he was outboxed and ultimately lost on a unanimous points verdict.
Tickets are on sale for Bideford ABC’s dinner show at the Durrant hotel on November 22. Call Dick Kersey on 07841 846552 for more information.