ENGLAND’s ‘second city’ is proving to be an unpopular hunting ground for Leamington boxer Danny Quartermaine after he tasted another defeat in Birmingham in an eliminator shot for the English title.
The 18-year-old was backed by an army of fans when he went to-to-toe with Cory O’Regan last month in a shot for the English title but lost out by the narrowest of margins in what proved to be an entertaining battle.
And Quartermaine tasted defeat again on Friday this time against Jordan Flynn of Hoddeston ABC in what was another close encounter.
After more than matching his opponent in the first and second round, Quartermaine was deducted a point in the third round which proved costly, although coach Edwin Cleary is still scratching his head wondering how his fighter did not get awarded the win.
He said: “Both coaches (Adam Blockley and Roy Thorton) were shocked with the result and believe Danny should be proud of the way he boxed.
“He’s definetly not losing these fights, he’s just not getting the decisions. In the amateur game over three rounds it’s sometimes very hard to separate two evenly matched boxers.
“But with a couple of tweaks here and there I’m sure Danny will start getting the decisions. It’s not about reinventing the wheel but just a little fine tuning, time and experience.”
“Danny shouldn’t be disheartened as again there’s loads of positives from the fight.
“He’s gone in with another top senior, a multiple national champion and only last year Flynn was Beaton on a very close decision by Great Britain boxer Luke McCormack in the British finals.
“This is really only Danny’s second month as a senior and to be pushing the top elite senior boxers is fantastic and it proves we are doing things right.”
Quartermaine will be in action next at Clearys ABC home show on March 12 when he takes on the talented Jack Wood who came runner-up in the ABA Elite Championships.
Also in action that night is heavyweight prospect Lewis Williams who is set to take on Ryan Butler in what is expected to be a very tough fight for the teenager.
The rest of the show will see comebacks for many of Clearys’ stars from the past along with promising novice boxer Jake Finch who is back after four months out with a broken thumb.
Also returning will be Sean Greenfield, Michael Jephcott and Ricky Attwell, while Josh Finch is fighting this Sunday in Donnington against Darren Wards for the Junior 52kg Midland title.