Fight pair do club proud

Tommy Upsall.
Tommy Upsall.

Tommy Upsall put in his finest performance as a senior boxer when he faced Steve Wright at Grimsby Leisure Centre on Friday.

However, it was the home-town fighter who got the nod in a split decision.

Adrianna Finch.

Adrianna Finch.

The Boston Amateur Boxing Club fighter made the 60kg weight comfortably, with his rival two kilos heavier.

Upsall had been given direction in his preperation for the contest, and he was focused from the start.

The first round was explosive from the off, but the judges had Wright narrowly in front at the bell.

Upsall dominated the second, winning the round and - by the end of round three - the Boston corner felt their man had done enough.

However, it was Wright whose arm was raised.

Boston ABC teenager Adrianna Finch was in action at Rotherham on Thursday night, facing Jade Clayton, from Millenium ABC, who lost weight to step down from her natural weight class.

Clayton’s physical attributes were noticeable from the start, but Finch tried to take the fight to her opponent.

The Boston boxer, was finding it difficult to penetrate her opponent’s defence as Clayton’s long reach was keeping Finch at bay.

Throughout the bout, the Boston corner were urging their boxer to throw more attacking punches, as the local boxer, was stringing together more offensive shots than Finch.

The capacity crowd, filling the Brightley Welfare & Miner’s club, warmly applauded both boxers, but the unanimous decision went to Clayton.