Busy Bideford boxers

Joseph Bulmer

Bideford ABC had a busy weekend with six boxers taking part in three different shows at Bodmin, Trowbridge and Plymouth.

Bideford new boy Billy Butler showed he is one that is going to turn a few heads with his second win in two outings.

With Butler dominating the first two rounds, the coach of his opponent was from Carls boxing stable in Plymouth threw in the towel to save his boxer from any more punishment.

Ben Short of Bideford is another boy going to turn a few heads, towering over six feet at 14 years old. He used his reach to good effect and eased home to a unanimous points decision.

Ray Penfold had a re-match with old adversary Wheeler from Trowbridge, having previously won one apiece. This time an aggressive Penfold gained the majority decision.

Jake Langdon also had a rematch against Wes Smith of Launceston, who he had previously beaten. But this time he suffered a knockdown in the first and despite fighting back lost a unanimous points decision.

Bideford’s Ricky Dymond faced a tricky in Kyle Garv of Devonport, but was unable to overcome his opponent’s unorthodox style and long reach and lost a close bout.

Lewis Clarke met C Harmen of Trowbridge, but although he showed a good range of skills over three close came out on the wrong end of the points decision.