Trinity ABC’s boxers had a tough day at the novice championships on Sunday, but there were still some creditable performances as the club played host at Trowell’s Festival Inn.
Sam Patchitt got the day off to a good start, claiming Trinity’s first win of the season with an emphatic victory over Graham Long of Kettering in his East Midland quarter-final at light middleweight.
Patchitt dominated the fight with his solid straight punches and kept his strong opponent at bay with accurate punches throughout to take a clear victory.
Patchitt now has a semi-final to face before a possible final on October 20.
At middleweight both Callum Perrott and Zak Smedley put in promising performances against tough opponents and will both have taken away valuable experience from their quarter-finals.
At light heavyweight Sam Bates was on the wrong end of a low-scoring contest as both boxers nullified the other’s attempts to work .
Richard Twist from Leicester Club Sileby took a close decision and once again the Trinity boxer will have gained invaluable experience.
At super heavyweight Jack Harrison made a bright start against old foe Pozniak from Newark and good tactical work had put him in the lead, but a wild swing from the Pole ended Harrison’s hopes when a big right hand on top of the head put him down.
Harrison was up quickly but the referee decided to end the contest.
Meanwhile, Ilkeston boxing star ‘Prince’ David Davis is all set for his first ever professional title fight this weekend in Leicester.
Former Trinity star Davis, 26, will meet Jahmaine Smyle of Leicester for the vacant Midland area super-middleweight title.
Davis is on an unbeaten run of seven fights but the bout against Smyle is sure to be his toughest to date and will be over ten three minute rounds.
Davis, who first joined the Trinity club as a ten year old, went on to win a national title and became a big favourite with the fans with his explosive punch power.
This fight could catapult Davis into national recognition and give him the opportunity to fight for the British title.
The bout will take place at the Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick, Leicester.
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