BOSTON ABC’s Ross Batey lost out to rival Nathan Decastro in a tight bout on Saturday night.
Batey was top of the bill in the club’s home show at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
After gaining the verdict over Decastro in a bout at Worksop last month, Batey gave his all in the opening two rounds and looked out of it going into the third.
But when all seemed lost, Batey found enough in the tank to ruffle the highly-rated Bracebridge man’s feathers.
However, Decastro claimed the majority verdict.
Saturday’s show was the club’s 31st-annual Round Table event.
And the contest of the night belonged to Boston’s Nina Bradley and opponent Jessica Poxon.
No quarter was given by either competitor and Bradley, who never knows when she is beaten, showed the determination and drive that finally tipped the contest in her favour as she gained the verdict over her One Nation ABC opponent.
Jay Jones had to withdraw from his contest against Bracebridge’s Lee Horry after an arm injury picked up in the first round.
There were embraces after the bout between Boston’s Rimus Tourgass and Colin Roach, from Essex University.
Tourgass is an aggressive campaigner and he found Roach more than a willing contender.
In a clash where it was difficult to choose a winner, Roach was given the nod.
Anthony Riches preferred to box on the back foot and pick up the points with a straight left as he faced Bracebridge’s Jason Sinclair.
But his bout didn’t go to plan as his stockier opponent made it difficult and put the result beyond the Boston man’s reach.
It was shutters up for Daniel Clark as Matthew Marren attacked him with right and left swings.
Clark had the task of holding out, which he did admirably for the duration.
He had his moments, but victory was earned by the Bracebridge fighter.
Boston’s Nick Staples came close to victory over Nigel Brace of Royston ABC.
But in a fight which had little leather thrown, as both boxers produced good defensive skills, it was Brace who claimed the majority decision.
Aaron Johnson and Kingston ABC’s Dean Moore were involved in a cautious confrontation.
Both used the ring to good effect and, allied with their left leads, kept their defences tight.
On the night, the better technique of Johnson proved the difference.
Boston’s Jared Brereton had no time to plan any form of strategy in his bout against Tyler Lane.
The Kingston fighter put the home fighter under the cosh from the opening bell.
Brereton showed great heart to survive the opening rounds, and make a spirited fightback, but the verdict didn’t go his way.
The evening’s entertainment was opened up by Boston debutant Logan Hare, who faced L. Young, of Bracebridge, in a skills contest.
Skills bouts have no final decisions, but offer youngsters the chance to show off their ability.
Kier Sellars also took part in a skills bout, facing N. O’Shea of Bracebridge.
Matchmaker for the night was John Butler.