O’Connor gets the winning verdict

Keir Sellars.
Keir Sellars.

Four Boston ABC boxers received plenty of praise for their performances this weekend, although just William O’Connor returned with a winning verdict.

Coaches Tom Brazil and Paul Teft gave the thumbs up to the performance of Nina Bradley (above right)after her points defeat at the hands of Great Britain representative Sally Ryan.

Boxing at Derby County’s Pride Park ground, the home-town fighter received the majority of the support, but that didn’t deter Bradley from putting in her trademark all-action performance.

The girl from Derby was given some anxious moments, but in the end her class shone through, despite this being valuable experience for the Boston competitor.

Keir (above) Sellars and opponent Joe Thompson battled and battered throughout their fight at Stoke on Friday night.

The long reach favoured the Stoke lad, although Sellars scrapped and made inroads.

There was no letting up and, with neither hearing the bell, it took the referee to split them, Thompson being awarded the verdict.

O’Connor scored direct hits over Shrewsbury’s Carl Cobb, also at Stoke.

Plenty of leather was thrown, but O’Connor did enough to get the nod with his performance.

Boston’s 11-year-old Anastasia Baker took part in an exhibition contest at Selby.

Although no decision was awarded, Baker and opponent Jessie Williams showed plenty of good skills and techniques throughout their contest.