Barum Boxing Club hosted its second show of 2018 at Petroc on Saturday night.
Six of the club’s junior and senior fighters took to the ring against opposition from across the South West and Peterborough.
Topping the bill was Barum’s Jordan Jones, with the senior stepping into the ring against Peterborough’s Daniel Meins.
The Barum boxer started off on the back foot after taking some big shots from Meins in the opening exchanges, but soon settled into the contest.
The two boxers were evenly matched, with both trading blows over three rounds. Jones in particular found joy with his left hook, and was rewarded with a split decision win at the end of it.
Jones was the sole winner from the club, as Barum’s boxers came up against some classy opponents over the course of the evening.
Kai Avery was on the end of a unanimous defeat to Torbay’s Niall Andrei Cabiong.
Avery moved well in the early stages, getting low and looking to land body shots on Cabiong. He looked to counter-punch his opponent, but couldn’t find enough opportunities over three rounds to swing the decision in his favour.
Aiden Friendship’s bout against Baker Street’s Mason Gordon-Brews also ended in a unanimous defeat for the Barum boxer.
Giving up plenty of height to his opponent, Friendship was up against it as he tried to get under Gordon-Brews’ jab and into range.
When he did get within range Friendship was able to let his hands go, with free-flowing combinations, but the Baker Street boxer was able to keep him at bay for long periods with his straight shots.
Juniors Michael Conners and Jackson Passmore were in action earlier in the evening.
Conners was involved in an entertaining clash with Barton Hill’s Ethan Hamilton.
Hamilton had a superior reach to the Barum boxer, but Conners worked hard get in range. He took the attack to Hamilton in the second round, with the two trading some big blows with their respective right hands.
They carried on slugging it out in the final round, almost punch for punch, but it was Hamilton who took the split decision win.
Passmore came up against Peterborough’s Shae Gowler, where he was on the end of a unanimous defeat.
Nikki Patterson was also in the ring for Barum, impressing the crowd in an entertaining skills bout with Hannah May Anderson.
Other results: Joe Penfold (Tiverton) bt Alfie Gray (Golden Ring) unanimous; Lennox McKenna (Golden Ring) bt Jed Baker (Torbay) unanimous; T Miles (Barton Hill) bt Sonny Reardon (Torbay) TKO; Hashim Saleen (Baker Street) bt Jack Wasdell (Paington) unanimous; Jakes Mathews (Barton Hill) bt Liam McGirr (Paignton) unanimous.