Successful night for WGC boxers

PUBLISHED: 10:16 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:12 26 October 2009

Boxer Frankie Hobden

Boxer Frankie Hobden

THREE WGC Amateur Boxing Club members came out victorious at an event against fighters from New Astley Boxing Club at Newmarket last Friday. The trio were successful against gritty opposition and continue to improve in the ring. First up was 13-year-old T

THREE WGC Amateur Boxing Club members came out victorious at an event against fighters from New Astley Boxing Club at Newmarket last Friday.

The trio were successful against gritty opposition and continue to improve in the ring.

First up was 13-year-old Tom Cox, who took on local fighter Mark Samuels.

The Sir Frederic Osborn School pupil was impressive as he secured a unanimous points decision.

Next up was Frankie Hobden, also 13, who took on New Astley opponent Jess Brown.

In what was a confident performance from the youngster who goes to Nicholas Breakspear School, he likewise secured the victory with a unanimous points verdict.

Trainer Martin Calvert praised his boxers following their respective victories.

He said: "I'm really pleased at how well the lads did.

"They were dominant in their fights, and we're looking forward to taking them into the next clash."

Rounding off the night's action, 26-year-old WGC boxer Dan Grimes won a majority decision against Gary Frostick.

In what was a fierce fight, Grimes did enough to secure the victory against a wily opponent.

Calvert said: "It was a successful night of boxing and there was a lot which I was particularly pleased with.

"These were all tough opponents.

"I thought our boys were fantastic in keeping the pressure on and securing victories in unfamiliar surroundings.

"We now have to take it forward and continue to improve."

The next event is due to take place on April 19 in Royston.

For more information, or if you wish to get involved, ring Martin Calvert on 07900 230824.


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