|Posted by nscabc on March 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM|
School boy boxer 12 years old Luke Connors of the National Smelting Co Amateur Boxing Club (NSC ABC) was back in action again Saturday. Luke nicknamed the ’The Force’ by club mates, competing in the Royal Navy Schools ABA Championship finals at the 52kg weight class in Manchester where he faced Warrington’s Jamie Aramayo of Phoenix Fire ABC.
NSC Head Coach Garry Cave reports “With Luke’s unbeaten run of five bouts five wins, assistant Coach Jeff Sharp and myself where both quietly confident that he could go all the way but after a hard fought first round Luke was surprisingly trailing five points to three. Jamie was big for the weight and physically very strong but by the end of the first round Luke was getting on top with his all action front foot style. Luke just went up another gear in the second round, he never stopped punching from bell to bell forcing the Warrington lad on to the ropes and corners where he landed a peach of a southpaw back hand causing Aramayo to lose his balance and fall into the corner post. Connors now leading 11 points to 8! The final round Luke was all over Aramayo landing both body and head combinations and winning the contest by an impressive 20 points to 11.”
Said Cave “For 12 years old it doesn’t get any better than that, six bouts six wins, National Champion and an England vest at his first attempt in the championships, its very early days for Luke but what a start to his boxing career. We’re all over the moon at the club for him; he deserves all the success in the world, he trains and boxes his heart out. He’s like a mini Manny Pacquiao, I’ve never seen a boxer throw as many punches in a round. It just shows what can be achieved with dedication, determination and a little bit of luck”.
Connors now moves forward to the Tri Nations tournament where he will represent England.