Kings Boxing Academy started the boxing season with a slight setback with unbeaten George Clark coming up against a tough boxer in his first contest to kick off the season in Launceston on 6th October.
A difficult task for Clark to out-box and tame a hard hitting, strong, non-stop punching opponent, 19 year old Clark (71 KG) unfortunately lost this contest on a close points decision.
Kings were keen to get 6 boxers who were called out to compete on 13th October in Bude. Three contenders had to drop out, two due to injuries, the other was Kings 11 year old female boxer Maddie Micklewright, sadly she entered the scales 4 KG heavier than her opponent who weighed lighter than scheduled.
The 3 remaining Kings raised to the challenge. First to box was 12 year old Harvey Johnson (41 KG) winning this bout on points, his best performance to date and an inspirational contest to boost his confidence.
Next to box was 15 year old Charlie Ryder (64 KG), his opponent from Malmsbury had a superior record and far more experience, this contest was a non-stop action thriller which tested the Kings boxer to the limit.
Ryder won every round but his relentless opponent was highly driven intending to knock Ryder out punch after punch, Ryder used his superior defense and attack skills to match and out-perform this fast punching boxer. Ryder will be in action again as Kings have entered him for the Novice Championships in two weeks.
Finally the third King out was 18 year old Alfie Lovegrove (54 KG) who was not expected to make it this far but proved he was ready to compete, Lovegrove boxed well in his debut for the club, his Bude opponent was in his third contest with plenty of experience so he really had a task on his hands. Alfie won every round completing a fine hat-trick of wins for Kings Boxing Academy.