Jenkinson bags impressive win at Hull show

Three Scarborough ABC boxers took part in the 2017 Garry Gibson Memorial Boxing Evening in Hull.

Thursday, 5th October 2017, 12:06 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 11:09 pm
Coaches John Brownlie (left) and Kamil Sawicki (right), with boxers Kieron Brown and Tom Jenkinson

Eleven-year-old Murphy Jenkinson set a high standard for senior club mates to follow when he took part in a keenly-contested skills bout against Leeds boxer Joe Midgley.

From the first bell the Scarborough youngster showed little sign of nerves as he set about demonstrating why he had been selected to take part in such a prestigious event.

Throughout the course of the bout Jenkinson used his height and reach advantage to great effect against a determined southpaw opponent, who was given little opportunity to land any effective shots due to the movement and sharp punching of Jenkinson.

Kieron Brown, 17, stepped up next for Scarborough against Doncaster’s Yorkshire representative Jack Roberts.

Brown appeared to continually land the cleaner, sharper blows from start to finish during three rounds of a high quality action bout against his more experienced opponent.

However, the Doncaster boxer was awarded a narrow points decision, much to the shock of the crowd.

Tom Jenkinson was the last Scarborough boxer in action in the main event of the evening, against another Leeds boxer in Reeve Glover.

Both boxers appeared determined to impress as they both looked to land heavy blows, however it was the Scarborough man that demonstrated the better skills behind a solid defence.

Jenkinson managed to use his reach to good effect behind a solid jab and tight defence, while Glover struggled to keep up with the pace.

Consequently there was little surprise when it was Jenkinson who was given a unanimous points decision.