Battye battles to see off Dyson while Ingle is edged out

Harry Ingle in the ring with his uncle and former world champion Paul.
Harry Ingle in the ring with his uncle and former world champion Paul.

Three Scarborough ABC boxers were again in action when they recently travelled to Hull to face opposition from the city at the Walton Street Leisure Centre.

Twelve-year-old Harry Ingle found himself involved in a toe-to-toe battle against his slightly shorter opponent Joe Peat (West Hull ABC), who appeared to edge the opening two, closely fought, rounds.

However in thethird and final round Ingle’s greater fitness and reach was used to the full effect as he managed to pin a tiring Peat for long periods before the final bell. Consequently there was little surprise when the decision was announced as an extremely close, split decision to Peat.

Robert Lee, 14, faced another West Hull boxer, Nathan Smith.

The Scarborough youngster took the fight to his opponent, as he manged to land telling combination shots on a retreating Smith who appeared to struggle against a determined Lee.

Little doubt was left at the conclusion of the bout when the announcer declared Lee an unanimous winner on all the judges score cards.

Top of the bill was Scarborough’s heavyweight Oliver Battye who engaged Mike Dyson (Eastside ABC, Hull) in three hard-fought rounds of action that had the crowd on their feet, cheering the effort of both men in an exciting bout.

Again it was the Scarborough man who appeared to want victory more, as he constantly switched heavy blows from head to body against a tough adversary.

Despite Dyson’s efforts to keep Battye at bay, Battye managed to slip shots and land the heavier counters throughout in order to earn another unanimous points victory.