26th May, 2017

Boxer Sean Leahy gets revenge on Coventry’s Asim Khan

Steve Carpenter 14th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

REVENGE was at the top of the agenda for young Leamington boxer Sean Leahy after he reversed a contentious split decision defeat against Asim Khan in Coventry last Friday.

Leahy had previously fought Khan last month in his first outing for the newly formed Fitzpatrick’s Amateur Boxing Club and was left disappointed after losing out to the Coventry boxer.

Head coach Derek Fitzpatrick also thought he had done enough to secure the win with Khan’s corner thinking their man was fortunate.

In the spirit of fair play another fight was scheduled at Christ the King Parish Hall in Coventry and this time around it was Leahy who was victorious to earn his second bout.

With lessons learned from their first encounter, Leahy claimed the centre of the ring and boxed to a very high standard and his opponent too put up another strong challenge for the Fitzpatrick boxer.

“Sean’s boxing ability has been noticed and we’re getting great feedback from other clubs,” said Fitzpatrick. “He won this bout on boxing ability against a dogged Khan.  It is testament to Sean’s hard work and the hard work of all at the club.

“There is a lot more to come from Fitzpatrick’s with Sean’s brother, Nick Leahy and Bella Madden looking to box very soon.  All are looking forward to the future.”