Cappleman and Ingle seal wins in home show

Harry Ingle (right) beat Darren Dodds. Pictures by Andy Standing.
Harry Ingle (right) beat Darren Dodds. Pictures by Andy Standing.

Youngsters Harry Ingle and Joe Cappleman stole the show as 12 Scarborough ABC fighters took to the ring for their annual home show.

Four skills bouts opened the evening in front of a good crowd at the Blue Dolphin, before a further eight contests to finish the show.

Ten-year-old Bobby Cappleman opened the show in a skills bout against Selby ABC’s Callum Srgowski.

After a fairly even opening round, Cappleman impressed as he looked the more accurate and active fighter in the second and third rounds.

Alfie Williams-Stanton, 13-years-old, then took on Austin Folkton from East Hull ABC.

Williams-Stanton shone in the first round, dominating from his southpaw stance, before two closer rounds to finish the skills bout.

Murphy Jenkinson, 10, was the next Scarborough boxer to take the ring as he took on Adam Buckley from Doncaster in another skills bout.

Three all-action rounds followed as both threw flurries of punches at a ferocious pace.

The final skills bout of the evening saw 14-year-old Zeke Gledhill meet Kyle Marshall from Rawthorpe.

After a cagey and tactical opening round, Gledhill impressed in the second with his use of body shots.

The closely-fought contest finished with a fast-paced third round.

Next up was the home club’s most impressive performance of the evening as Joe Cappleman claimed a unanimous points win against Kai Stenson from Selby.

Cappleman showed great timing as he landed several counter combinations on the visitor.

The Selby youngster had his moments in the three rounds, but Cappleman showed the greater movement, punch accuracy and work-rate to take an impressive win.

A stop-start fight followed as Justin Rudd took on St Paul’s Niall Ellis.

The judges weren’t handed an easy fight to score, neither boxer taking control of the fight as both appeared more comfortable on the back foot.

Both fighters were warned three times by the referee for punching on the break in a scrappy fight that never got going.

Rudd was handed a split decision victory after three close rounds.

Harry Ingle was next to step into the ring as he took on a familar opponent in Scunthorpe’s Darren Dodds.

Ingle was quick to try and assert his jab and looked to edge the first round of the contest.

A scrappier second round followed as Dodds battled his way back into the contest, both boxers visibly tiring as the bout dragged on.

Ingle landed a sharp counter right-hand in the third that must’ve caught the judges’ attentions as he was handed a split decision victory.

Five disappointing results followed as a string of away fighters sealed victories against host boxers.

First up was Gary Walker, who took on languid and awkward switch-hitter Zebe Dube from Lower Manor ABC.

Walker showed a solid, tight guard, but was struggling to land on his taller opponent.

Despite looking to hunt his visitor down, Walker couldn’t catch him cleanly and the Lower Manor boxer took a split points decision win.

Kieron Brown then took on Kingston’s Callum Dyce.

Neither fighter seemed keen to get on the front foot and a quiet first round ensued.

The second followed a similar theme but both landed a few shots in flurries of action.

Despite a late burst of action, Dyce was the winner by unanimous decision.

Tom Jenkinson was unlucky not to win his fight against Thomas Maltby of Henry’s Gym.

Jenkinson controlled the majority of the first round, and despite close rounds in the second and third, Maltby was handed a unanimous points win.

Kyle O’Toole came up against a strong opponent in Sunderland’s Steven Patterson.

Patterson worked the body well in the first, while O’Toole looked land a series of huge left-hooks.

O’Toole landed the shot of the second round with a straight right that Patterson took well, before both men landed several clean shots in an action-packed third.

Patterson was handed a unanimous decision.

The pair are due to meet again on Friday June 9 for a rematch where O’Toole will be keen to gain revenge on the Sunderland boxer.

Richard Simpson returned to the ring after a long spell away from the sport as he took on Nathan Shepherd of Henry’s Gym in the last fight of the night.

After three cagey rounds, Shepherd took a unanimous points decision win from the judges.