Thetford fighter makes a winning start in the ring

Attleborough Boxing Club Show
Connor Holloway ABC v Thomas Upsall Boston
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160603-233351009
Attleborough Boxing Club Show Connor Holloway ABC v Thomas Upsall Boston Picture Mark Westley ANL-160603-233351009

Eurico Correia made a winning debut when Attleborough Boxing Club hosted their seventh annual Spring Open show at Connaught Hall.

Taking on his debut against Brentwood’s Josh Young, the Thetford fighter landed some heavy punches towards the end of the first round after getting off to a slow start.

He maintained the momentum in the second and, although Young landed some good punches of his own in the third, Correia returned the favour to clinch a deserved home success.

The action-packed bill, which saw 14 clubs from as far afield as Manchester and Oxford attend, saw a handful of other Thetford fighters in action.

Daelarrna Blackwell and Kyle McKechnie showed great confidence and effort in their skills bouts to kick off the evening.

The first competitive bout of the night saw Colchester’s Aflie Smith take on Charlie Connaughton.

Some nice fast-hand counters clinched Connaughton a unanimous win.

Connor Holloway appeared in the first senior contest of the evening and found himself up against Boston’s Thomas Upsall.

Both boys traded big blows throughout the first round before Upsall started to get the better of Holloway in the second.

Holloway was given a standing-eight count after hitting the canvas.

A determined Holloway came out all-guns blazing in the third as both boys continued to land hurtful punches.

A unanimous win was given to Upsall, but Holloway picked up the Home Fighter of the Night award, while his bout was voted as the best fight.

Head coach Jon Dennis said: “It was another well attended and well supported show, thanks to all clubs that attended especially those that made the long journeys.

“Stand out performance on the night was from Levi Dennis. We are now looking forward to our inaugural dinner show on May 14.”

The club thank everyone for their tremendous support.

Dinner and standing room tickets are available now for their May 14 dinner show.

Call Colin Kilby on 07789 866781 or email succeed@attleboroughabc.co.uk for ticket information and reservations.

Visit: www.attleboroughboxingclub.co.uk for more information about the club.