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Teenage boxer Quartermaine impresses again for England

Updated: 2:59 pm, May 07, 2015

BOXER Danny Quartermaine demonstrated his potential in the sport once again after impressing while on duty with the England select team.

The 17-year-old travelled to Belfast last Friday where he defeated all-Ireland and international fighter Mark Moran from Holy Family ABC.

Although messy at times the bout turned out to be a one-sided affair with the Irishman struggling to cope with Quartermaine’s strength and body punches.

The Englishman won by a unanimous on a night where England only won four out of ten bouts.

And coach Edwin Cleary said he had impressed the English national coaches once again.

He said: “He produced another fantastic performance and I’ve been given some great feedback from the coaches.

“All sorts of tricks were played before the bout and there was a dispute about his head guard but Danny’s not the kind of guy that gets wound up with things like that, he’s very focused at all times.

“They said he was a very, very special boxer and he has the potential to go as far as he wants in the sport.”

Three of Cleary’s other boxers were in action at an event held inside Leamington’s Assembly Room on Sunday.

Jake Finch and Jai Rai fought in a skill bout and Lewis Williams was also in actin against two-time national champion Kai Hume.

Williams struggled in the early stages, finding it hard to deal with his opponents southpaw style but in the second round he pulled level with some nice upper cuts.

And in the third with everything to fight for Williams unleashed a big right-hand punch which forced a count and he went on to dominate the rest of the round to take the win.