|Posted by nscabc on February 22, 2011 at 1:37 PM|
Southwest Champ Jerry & National Finalist Luke Connors.
Shirehampton based boxing club the National Smelting Co ABC (NSC ABC) had two of its junior boxers compete in the Royal Navy Schools Championships. Luke ‘The Force’ Connors 12 years old and brother Jerry ‘Mighty Mouse’ Connors 14 years old. Jerry who had won a Western Counties title last year went one better this year by winning a Southwest Title and reaching the National Semi Finals. Informed NSC Coach Garry Cave “Jerry boxed with skill and composure, winning by wide point’s margins in both the Western County Finals and the National Quarter Finals, but he met his match in the Semi’s held on Sunday the 20th at Farnham in Surrey where he boxed Jordan Flynn of the Repton Boxing Club in London in the 48-50kg class. Despite giving age, weight and experience away Jerry battled his heart and soul out to lose on points. As a coach that’s all you can ask for, he gave it his all and should be very proud to reach the last four in the country. He’s improving all the time and getting further in the champs, hopefully next year he’ll make the finals or even win them.”
Younger brother Luke went one better with a resounding win against Frank Edwards of Broad Street ABC in the 50-52kg class racking up an impressive 34pts -16pts win. Said Coach Cave “Luke just never stopped punching from bell to bell; he was like a little Mexican pro. He had Edwards wobbling twice during the three round bout for the Referee to step in with protection counts. With his all action no nonsense style he’s going to take some defeating. He’s won all five of his bouts and its going to take a very good boxer to beat him. Fingers crossed he can win in the Finals in Manchester to be held on Saturday 5th of March”.
The NSC hosts their third show of the season on Thursday the 10th of March at The Henbury Social Club, Tormarton Cres, BS10 7LN. Doors open at 7pm and boxing starts at 8pm. Tickets are priced £10 over 16’s and £5 for under 16’s and OAP’s and are available from The Henbury Club on 0117 950 6325, with a limited number available at the door on the night. Said Cave “ We had a cracking show there last November with a 15 bout bill all featuring a Smelters boxer, it was a complete sell out and one of the best shows we’ve ever put on. This one promises to be another fantastic night of boxing with a packed 15 bout bill of Smelters boxers along with some supporting Junior ABA championship bouts”.
The NSC train every Mon, Wed & Fri night from 7-8:30pm at their newly built boxing gym, next door to Avonmouth Rugby club at the end of Barracks Lane, BS11 9NG. All equipment is provided. Ring Head Coach Garry Cave for more details on 07876 233621 or visit the club website www.smeltersboxing.com.