Henshaw set to fight at super heavyweight

Russ Henshaw, pictured with his sparring partners Kyle Hughes (left) and Sam Bates (right) will face Karolis Baubkus in Evesham this weekend.
Russ Henshaw, pictured with his sparring partners Kyle Hughes (left) and Sam Bates (right) will face Karolis Baubkus in Evesham this weekend.

Trinity ABC’s Russ Henshaw has grasped the opportunity to fight for the Uni Box central elite belt but not at his usual heavyweight.

He’ll instead box up at super heavyweight, a division he has ventured into before with success including an impressive win on the last Trinity show earlier this season.

Henshaw will challenge Karolis Baubkus of Kettering for his belt in Evesham this Saturday (1st) on what looks to be an exciting bill of top quality boxing.

The opportunity came about when Henshaw’s Trinity clubmate Jake Harrison was forced to pull out of his challenge for the belt due to a virus.

Henshaw was eager to fill in for his sparring partner and will be sure to give the tough Kettering man a hard night.

Harrison’s disappointment was not the only one for the club this week.

Both entries into the youth championships have been forced to withdraw with the same virus that is currently affecting several club members .

Haydon Clarke was withdrawn before the championship started but Macauley Cartwright was even more disappointed as he had already progressed to the East Midlands final, and although both boxers are disappointed, their overall welfare was deemed most important.