KNOTTINGLEY SYD Ringside Boxing Club’s first tournament of the year on Friday featured 15 bouts and was a huge success.
Ringside’s Josh Milner, of Airedale, unluckily lost one of the best fights of the night against Chesterfield’s D Hindz.
Hindz had won seven of his 10 bouts and was a stern test for Milner.
Both fighters boxed superbly in all three rounds in a top-class contest.
Milner counter punched cleverly against a strong opponant but lost out on the decision of the judges who awarded the fight two rounds to one in Hindz’s favour.
Ringside’s national schoolgirl champion Popi Burton (pictured) took on Leicester’s Abbie Mosley, last year’s finalist.
Popi made a fast start and hurt her opponent in the opening seconds.
She kept up the pressure throughout the fight to achieve a convincing victory. The referee could have stopped the contest because of Popi’s sheer strengh and power.
Ringside coaching staff were delighted with Popi’s perfect performance which was the culmination of five years’ hard work in the gym.
The Ringside club, which is based at Kellingley Social Club, Knottingley, have three more boxing events coming up.
Two of the tournaments in April are junior ABA championships on Sunday afternoons and another tournament in May is on a Friday night.
The club are looking for more boxers for the forthcoming events and are also seeking a new coach. Anyone interested can contact the gym at Kellingley Social Club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8pm.