Trinity trio impress on Calverton WMC bill

Pictured are Trinity boxers Jordan Lewis (left), Sam Bates (centre) and Jake Trueman (right) following their fine performances in Calverton last weekend.
Pictured are Trinity boxers Jordan Lewis (left), Sam Bates (centre) and Jake Trueman (right) following their fine performances in Calverton last weekend.

Trinity Boxing Club fighters were back in action last weekend and three of them impressed on the Phoenix BC tournament at Calverton WMC when all faced opponents from the promoting club.

Junior star Jordan Lewis, 15, got the show on the road for the Ilkeston club with a clear points victory over Ben Huntington.

The Trinity lad got through with big powerful right hands early in the first round and took control of the fight using his left jab to set up his attacks.

Huntington made a big effort at the start of the third round but Lewis soon upped his game and continued to score well with powerful punches to take a deserved decision.

Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Sam Bates maintained his record with a controlled performance against a more experienced fighter in the shape of Sean Radford.

The Trinity man used his solid left jab to pick up points and put himself in a commanding position but the local man, cheered on by his own fans, tried to turn the fight his way on the inside.

Bates, 19, continued to score with his jab and also sent the local man to the ropes with several good attacks in which he opened up to land big punches.

Radford was always competitive and tried to sneak his points but the ever improving Trinity teenager kept control to the final bell to take a deserved points decision.

The first two boxers in action were clear winners, but the third, light middleweight Jake Trueman, had an agonising wait until after the final bell to discover the result of his first ever Trinity bout with fellow debutant Curtis Burns.

The pair had put on a terrific battle that had the crowd on their feet but after a fantastic effort by 22-year-old Jake, Burns was declared the winner by the tightest of scores.

The Trinity boxer had, however, put in a sterling performance which certainly promises a great deal for the future.

All of these fighters will be next in action on Trinity Boxing Club’s next promotion at the Festival Inn, Trowell on Friday, March 22.

They will be joined by most of the current squad in what looks like being a top quality night of boxing action.

Tickets for this event have sold very quickly.

There are a few left priced at £15 for what is a ticket only event.

For more information on the night and to obtain tickets, contact club leader Scott Rafferty on 079 5656 5582 or by e-mail at

Further information on the evening’s entertainment can also be found on Trinity Boxing Club’s Facebook page.