Trinity Boxing Club have enjoyed another memorable week after two boxers claimed title belts in tough bouts on their opponents’ patches.
Light welterweight Haydon Clarke put the second notch on the Derbyshire ABA challenge Belt when he beat Buxton’s Derbyshire ABA champion Adam Sircar for a third time at the Devonshire Dome.
Meanwhile, super heavyweight national champion Jake Harrison claimed the UNI BOX Central belt with a convincing victory in Birmingham against home town fighter Joel Ducile at the Holiday Inn to claim the vacant belt.
Clarke’s bout in Buxton saw the first two rounds prove very close as both boxers looked to score with counter punches, but Clarke proved what a champion is made of in the final round by raising his game and pushing the challenger backwards with powerful combinations and following up to claim a clear but close points victory.
Harrison, meanwhile, worked well with solid straight punches in the first round to open up a good lead against the former national boys club champion in Joel Ducile and in the second round started to unload heavy body punches that put him in control of the bout against one of the UK’s top ten ranked boxers.
Harrison finished the bout well on top to claim the belt and also earn himself a shot at the elite belt in the new year.
There was also a victory for Trinity youngster Loui Hemstock who was again impressive as he took a clear decision over Buxton’s Josh Taylor at the Devonshire Dome to repeat a previous victory.
Taylor came forward throwing strong combinations that tested the young Trinity star but Hemstock moved well and scored clear counter punches to take the judges’ verdict.
Meanwhile, Derbyshire county councillors have decided to make the club an award from their Community Leadership Scheme.
The councillors from the Labour group were impressed during their visit, not only with the club’s new facilities but also with the members and their commitment to their chosen sport.
Having inspected the club’s headquarters at Quarry Hill Industrial Estate, the councillors agreed the club still needed to continue their work in the gym to enable the members to extend their training area and also improve lighting and heating.
Cllr Michelle Booth allocated a £500 donation from her budget to help the club continue with this project and awards from two more councillors are also pledged to help complete the work that will allow the members get the most from their new gym.