Cox claims third victory

PUBLISHED: 18:48 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 26 October 2009

Tommy Cox

Tommy Cox

WGC fighters were back in action at an event held in Hayes at the Northolt Amateur Boxing Club. Thirteen-year-old Tommy Cox was first up fighting home boxer Jay Williams. Cox looked impressive against the southpaw and secured a victory with a majority de

WGC fighters were back in action at an event held in Hayes at the Northolt Amateur Boxing Club.

Thirteen-year-old Tommy Cox was first up fighting home boxer Jay Williams.

Cox looked impressive against the southpaw and secured a victory with a majority decision as he continues to build his boxing talent.

He has now won three out of three and gave his opponent a standing count as his strength and fitness stood out.

Boxing coach Martin Calvert has said he is "over the moon" with the progression of the youngster.

Next up was a returning Marcus Senn, who has decided to get back into the sport following a 12-year absence from the ring.

He fought Lawrence Lewis of the Oxford Academy, and although the 31-year-old lost on the night, Calvert was pleased with his return.

He said: "It's good to see him back in the game.

"He used to box in Stevenage, and now he's decided he wants another crack at it, and it's good to see."

Meanwhile, WGC young gun Frankie Hobden tasted defeat for the first time at an event in Harlow.

He lost out to tough Finchley fighter Matthew Salmon.

The 13-year-old WGC boxer started slow and didn't do enough in the early rounds to extend his unbeaten run.

However, trainer Calvert was pleased with his efforts.

He said: "Finchley produce very good boxers and this guy was no different.

"He is under the wing of a top coach in Sean Murphy, so it's no disgrace in losing."

Also on the bill were 14-year-old Matt Young, who lost to Hoddesdon Academy boxer Nathan Johnstone, and 22-year-old Dan Walker-Mitchell, who beat Bury fighter George Chijaria.

It was Walker-Mitchell's first fight in what was a tough bout, winning on a majority decision.

Dan was given a standing count in the second and third rounds, but fought back to give his opponent the same in the third.

Calvert added: "I am pleased with how all the club's boxers are progressing.

"Each fight brings new learning, and I believe they are all looking positive on their development.

"I'd also like to mention their other coaches who have been great - Harry Carrick, Russell Cain and Paul Cooke. Their hard work is paying off.


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