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Show return is big success

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

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A packed Glastonbury Town Hall was treated to Avalon ABC's first show in more than 20 years last weekend.

Ten clubs from across the region travelled to take part, with the 14 bouts providing an action-packed and exciting evening.

Home fans were not disappointed, with strong displays from Avalon fighters, while Glastonbury mayor Ian Tucker was also on hand to give each boxer a trophy.

First up for Avalon was 11-year-old Dominic Willis, who took part in a skills contest against Dorchester's Luke Derryman. Both impressed and used their ringcraft well to land a number of accurate shots.

The aim of a skills contest is not to win but to enhance a boxer's skills before a competitive bout, meaning Willis will gain valuable experience from the outing.

Joe Attwell was also matched in a skills contest against club-mate Josh Heal, who was boxing for the first time. Both fighters put on a display of skill and determination in front of the home fans.

Avalon's Jackson Thorne took on Nathan Lang from Golden Ring in the first fight of the night. The Glastonbury welterweight started slowly and was given a standing eight count in the first round.

After strict instructions from his corner, Thorne started to land more punches but just as he was getting back into the contest a body shot from Lang put Thorne down to end the contest before the bell in the second round.

The final Avalon fighter in action was Joshua Rumble, who was pitted against Wells rival Liam White.

Both landed strong shots in the first round but White's movement began to cause problems. Rumble showed great determination but could not defend himself against White's accuracy, with the Wells fighter eventually taking a unanimous decision after three rounds.

Avalon ABC would like to thank all 19 sponsors for supporting the event, as well as the club committee and volunteers for their work behind the scenes to ensure the show ran smoothly.

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