Riley crowned county champ

Harry Ingle, right
Harry Ingle, right

Scarborough ABC boxers have been in fine form prior to their home show on Thursday May 25 at the Blue Dolphin Holiday Park.

Riley Metcalf, 12, took the journey to Halifax, where he took his place in the final of Yorkshire Schoolboy Championships against the favoured Leeds boxer Tom Clark of the famous Burmantofts Club.

In a closely-matched affair it appeared that the heavier blows and greater workrate came from the Scarborough youngster .

However, not wishing to leave anything to chance, Metcalf went into the final round looking to seal an excellent display in style, taking the fight to the taller Clark, while switching the attack continually from head to body.

Consequently it the Scarborough boxer who was given a unanimous points win and declared Yorkshire champion.

Matcalf will now box in the next round of the Schoolboys on Sunday in Nottinghamshire against a boxer from Northampton.

If he wins that he progresses through to the national quarter-finals.

Justin Rudd used his greater experience and strength throughout his bout at Hull against St Paul’s Niall Ellis, continually landing the cleaner, more effective blows on his way to a points victory.

Also at Hull was Joe Cappleman, who put together a fine demonstration of counter-punching against a determined West Hull Boxing Academy fighter Richard Troupe, to win every round in a unanimous points decision.

Harry Ingle travelled to face Scunthorpe’s David Dodd.

Both produced a quality display, but it was Ingle who appeared to land the more eye-catching blows throughout in order to secure a fine victory.