NABC’s weekend warriors on top form

After a sell-out Home Show in Farndon earlier this month, three members of Newark Amateur Boxing Club were back in action this weekend.

First up was Jade Grierson, who made the journey to East London on Friday 23 February to fight on the card at the Wheelshunters Social Club.

With one unanimous win already under her belt from her amateur boxing debut in Farndon, the Newark 26-year old was facing a strong opponent in Double Jab Boxing Club’s Giulia Mantuano but controlled the contest from the first bell. Winning all three rounds, with some eye-catching combinations along the way, she added a second unanimous victory to her record and clearly demonstrated her determination to keep the winning streak going as she approaches the championships which begin in March.

On Saturday 24 February, fellow NABC members Matthew Kennedy and Adam Robb stepped up to showcase their skills at The Sportsman in Chatteris, both taking on local boxers on the card of the event.

There was another unanimous win for 17-year old Matthew, who caught the crowd’s attention from the outset with a fast combination against Max Davis from Ernie’s ABC, before going on to work the body and head as he stayed in complete control throughout the contest.

Completing the weekend’s trio of fights, Adam was up against Wisbech ABC’s Erik Rubanon in another exciting bout which saw both fighters put in 100 per cent. After three hard-fought rounds, the decision was in the hands of the judges and, although Erik’s hand was raised in victory, coaches Dean Sugden and Irvine Taylor were both happy with the continued improvement in the performance of the 15-year old Newark boxer.

“With two convincing wins from Jade and Matt and a close contest in which Adam was unlucky not to get the nod, all three of them put on a great show and it was a pleasure to be there in the corner for them,” said Dean.

“Our young amateurs are going from strength to strength and with each outing they confirm our confidence that the future is looking very bright for NABC and Suggy’s Gym.”