Lewis takes award after opening fight

Trinity's Lewis Doyle (left), pictured with club captain Nathan Hill, was named Boxer of the Month.
Trinity's Lewis Doyle (left), pictured with club captain Nathan Hill, was named Boxer of the Month.

With Trinity ABC’s latest promotion at Trowell’s Festival Inn only a week away, junior boxer Lewis Doyle has received a timely boost by taking the club’s Boxer of the Month award..

With Trinity ABC’s latest promotion at Trowell’s Festival Inn only a week away, junior boxer Lewis Doyle has received a timely boost by taking the club’s Boxer of the Month award for September.

Doyle, 14, was outstanding when boxing in the north-east on the Hetton Town tournament as he gave the club a first win for the season with a clear decision over the home town favourite, as reported last week.

The effort put in whilst training and this outstanding showing in Newcastle impressed the club’s coaching staff so much that he becomes the first winner of the award for the new season.

Trinity coach Scott Rafferty said: “This award for Lewis is very much deserved and we all hope it inspires him to continue making the great progress he as started to make.”

Like the rest of the squad, Doyle as been training hard for the start of the new season and the club’s first show on October 21.

The bill for the is now taking shape and will offer Ilkeston boxing fans a treat of quality action.

Heavyweight Russ Henshaw, 26, will face a tough test when he will be protecting his unbeaten record against Sheffield’s Ashley Buckley, who last year went to the national ABA quarter-final.

It will be a big test for the Trinity man who last season won the the national novice title and will be in championship action soon as he prepares to make an assault on the ABA title.

More top quality action will be on show when 24-year-old Alex Reed challenges for the vacant Derbyshire ABA light middleweight challenge belt against current middleweight champion Danny Singleton.

Jamie Williams will move down to his natural weight of flyweight to challenge former ABA finalist Joel Spragg of Spennymoor, County Durham.

Spragg will be a big test for the 20-year-old Trinity star but this kind of exposure to top quality boxers is what he needs as he prepares for the ABA Elite Championships in the new year and the clash between two determined boxers promises to be an outstanding spectacle.

Super heavyweight Jake Harrison is also on course for a major championship fight and will warm up with a bout against the highly-rated Nathan Burke of Birmingham.

Scott Rafferty added: “The show at the Festival is eagerley anticipated by all the boxers .

“It promises to be another night of explosive action with some top quality bouts.

“I would urge all the Ilkeston boxing fans past and present to make an effort to get to the Festival for this one to witness what could be a major step forward for many of the club’s boxers.”

Tickets for this event are available from Scott Rafferty on 079 5656 55 82.

Fans are urged to book tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.