Trinity ABC’s Jack Harrison put in a big effort in Sheffield on Saturday night but lost out on a close but unanimous decision to Christian Kinsiona of the local Jubilee boxing club on the St.Vincent’s promotion at the Sheffield works department club.
Kinsiona was backed by an army of fans but the partisan crowd did not affect the Trinity super heavyweight as he matched the local man throughout the fight.
Jack had previously beaten the Sheffield man on Trinity’s own iPRO stadium event back in April but this time the Sheffield man got the nod after a tight action-packed fight that thrilled the local fans.
Kinsiona attacked the body throughout and was matched by the Trinity man. Much of the action was at close range with both unloading big hooks that entertained the enthusiastic local crowd.
Jack did put together some good combinations when countering the aggressive local hero but he was pulled into a close quarter battle where both unloaded big punches.
The scores were close at the final bell but neither could complain about the result after a tight encounter.
Meanwhile, an outstanding performance on the South Normanton show last weekend was enough to earn Trinity light heavyweight Sam Bates the award for boxer of the month for the month of May.
The rising Trinity star has had a rough passage through the season but, as always, remained focused and eager to learn and make progress.
These qualities have helped Sam to come to the fore now and have produced a stunning result for him after all the hard work.
Sam’s effort and commitment throughout the season have been a fine example to all his clubmates and this has now paid dividends with the performance he has promised for so long.
Sam put together a stunning display of power punching to finish off home club boxer Lee Farndale in the first round. A series of left hooks put Farndale down twice before the referee stopped the fight. Sam received his trophy from newly crowned Midland area middleweight champion Prince David Davis.