Box Cup triple medal success for Hebden Bridge

By Clayton Varey

HEBDEN Bridge boxing club competed in the Hull Box Cup on 28-30th June. Hebden went with seven boxers and came home with two golds and one silver.

Day One: Kai Fenton, competing for the first season as a senior 75 kg, faced off on Friday against the much more experienced Kai Morley from Clayton ABC. Fenton, for Hebden Bridge, was having his 30th bout, and Morley was having his 88th; Fenton came through with a unanimous win.

Day Two: Kai was up against another more experienced boxer, Tommy Naismith from York ABC. These two have boxed three times previously; Kai came away with another unanimous win, after three close rounds.

Day Three: The final and Kai was up against another more experienced boxer who had 63 bouts and was an England international. Kai turned on the style to win by another unanimous decision, not dropping a round all weekend, which was some achievement as he was a big underdog at the beginning of the competition.

Gold number two went to Kayne Miles Junior at 60 kg. In the final, he boxed Yehor Harimlend of Sheffield City ABC where Kayne got the win on a closely-competed split decision.

Robin Moss came away with a silver for the second year on the bounce. Competing in his first year as a senior, at 60KG, Robin boxed on the Saturday against York ABC’s Lucas Butfield.

Both boxers clashed heads in the first round and the doctor called the bout off. There was a count back and Robin was declared the winner. In the final, Robin was up against John Taylor from Bulkington ABC. The first round had the same outcome with both boxers clashing heads. Taylor sustained a bad cut on his eyelid and the doctor had no option but to call the bout off. The subsequent count gave Taylor the nod.

Pictured below are Alessandro Salamino Coach, Kayne Miles, Kai Fenton, Robin Moss, and Clayton Varey.

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