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Young Lawrence Boxing Club fighters storm into Bristol Box Cup finals



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IT WAS a fine weekend for Lymington-based Lawrence Boxing Club, with all fighters making the Bristol Box Cup 2022 at the Bristol City FC’s football ground, Ashton Gate.

First, Junior Mills took a 4-1 split decision to grab the gold against his opponent from Newham Boys Club. Mills was on top throughout, but his opponent made it a challenging contest for the Lawrence lad, who bobbed and weaved nicely while consistently outworking his London opponent.

Head coach Ross Clark, Junior Mills, Nate Jenkins, Sammy Farmer and coach Sam Farmer
Head coach Ross Clark, Junior Mills, Nate Jenkins, Sammy Farmer and coach Sam Farmer

Next was Nate Jenkins against a strong Welsh opponent from the Rhondda Valley. Before the final, Jenkins beat his opponent from White Hart Lane Boxing Academy in Tottenham in a unanimous decision, giving him a standing count in the second and dominating the bout. In the final, Jenkins produced the best performance of his amateur career, but it was not quite enough against a boy who has stopped every opponent he has beaten up until now.

Head coach Ross Clark said: “Taking him three rounds and competing on a par with that boy was a great effort. Silver was the least Nate deserved with that performance.”

Last up was Sammy Farmer, who produced a class performance in the semi-final to defeat an unbeaten boxer from Didcot, who had stopped two opponents out of his three wins.

Farmer moved well and picked off the aggressive front-foot boxer. In the final, Farmer did not take long to dismantle his opponent from Tamworth. Two counts in quick succession spelt the end of the bout and gold for Farmer.

The three bouts and excellent competition over both days wrapped up another successful season for the Lymington club, who continue to push towards the national championships.



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