Boston ABC boxer Upsall reached 100-fight milestone, victory in Warwick for youngster Brown

Coby Brown and Tommy Upsall with Boston ABC's John Sutton.
Coby Brown and Tommy Upsall with Boston ABC's John Sutton.

Boston Amateur Boxing Club took a blend of experience and youth to compete at the Trident College in Warwick.

Veteran pugilist Tommy Upsall maintained his reputation for being willing to face anyone, anywhere, anytime as he took part in his 100th contest for the club.

He topped the bill when he faced home-town hero Daniel Quartermaine from Clearys’s Boxing Gym.

Upsall came out stalking his prey and cutting the ring off against the nimble Quartermaine, who is 16 years his junior.

The Bostonian, as game as ever, poured forward endlessly and took the fight to the Warwickshire fighter as the partisan crowd urged their man on.

It was a game of cat and mouse as the younger man looked to impress with his fast hands and movement at range, with Upsall unleashing when in close and against the ropes.

Both fighters worked tirelessly throughout, with the bout ultimately being awarded to Quartermaine.

Upsall entered the ring to boos and jeers but left with the respect from the crowd as he took part in a fantastic contest.

At the other end of the scale, Boston’s 16-year-old Coby Brown was matched against Kory Harkin from The Arnold School of Boxing, Nottingham.

The two met in a rematch from last season.

Brown was fast out of the blocks but, sensing that his come forward style wasn’t having the desired effect, he switched tactics halfway through the round and began boxing at range.

Using his straight shots, he was able to pierce the the Nottingham man’s guard and rocked his head back towards the end of the round.

In the second Brown covered well and was patient, waiting for his opportunities to arise.

Sharp, hurtful shots were getting home and caused Harkin to retreat on a few occasions.

The third was much of the same and Harkin’s bloodied nose told the tale as the Boston man was awarded the bout unanimously.