Confidence pays off for Boston ABC fighter Thomas Pogson

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Promising young boxers Thomas Pogson and Justas Padzius recorded well-earned victories in the ring this weekend.

The two Boston Amateur Boxing Club fighters were competing at separate venues - Pogson in Nottingham and Padzius in Scunthorpe.

Pogson had the confidence in his own ability to defend and counter against Keith Christian.

The Leicester lad was at his most dangerous in the second round, and his near misses kept Pogson wary of him.

But as Christian faded in the third, the Boston fighter’s tactics were enough for a deserved decision.

In Scunthorpe, Padzius and home-town fighter Jake Matthews fought in a contest where plenty of leather was thrown, but neither could deliver ablow on target early on.

Neither gained any superiority, but as both believed they had the upper hand, they defended, in an attempt to hold on to the gains they believed they had.

However, Padzius was the more polished fighter on the night.

And therefore, it was the Boston man who was handed the judges’ decision.