Monday, October 7, 2013
Entertaining first show of the year at the Pollyfield Centre
Bideford ABC’s Tommy Langford dominated Kieron Gray to remain unbeaten after six fights as a professional boxer.
Langford claimed the win at the first event of the season at Bideford’s Pollyfield Centre, and continued to show improvements. Gray kept trying but Langford’s boxing ability and hand speed were just too much for him and he never gave his opponent a chance to get into the fight.
Promising youngster Ricky Dymond was also in action, and sealed an impressive unanimous points decision by out-boxing Welsh champion Lewis Howells over four rounds.
Dymond showed good movement and unleashed some fine combos after a slow start to record another win.
Billy Stanbury impressed on his debut for Bideford ABC by beating Lympstone’s Ollie Kitchen on a majority points decision.
Both boxers gave their all in a cracking finale with both boxers having to dig deep. Stanbury landed powerful hooks to cause a cut under Kitchen’s eye, but the Lympstone boxer also had his spells, backing Stanbury up in a bout that could have gone either way.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing for the home club. Ben Owen boxed at Tiverton and allowed himself to get frustrated against Ryan Hart of Mayflower ABC. Owen started well, showing superior strength and landing strong right hands, but it wasn’t long before Hart found his range, landing straight punches and leaving Owen to fall short with wild shots to drop a unanimous points verdict.
Also on the bill was Kye Cook, who is beginning to show his potential.
Although he lost the first two rounds of his fight against Robert Simpkins of Horseshoe ABC, he put in a good performance in the last round to score with nice straight punches, but it was too little too late as he lost a points decision.