INJURY did not stand in the way of Cleary’s boxer Matthew Harris after winning on points against previously unbeaten Cameron Jones in Willenhall on Saturday.
The 19-year-old super heavyweight, who stands at six foot and eight inches, edged the bout by unanimous decision, despite sustaining an injury in his dressing room shortly before he was due to walk out for the fight.
Commenting on the success of another promising boxer emerging from the gym, head coach Edwin Cleary said: “Matt boxed at range, picked his shots and dominated each round.
“He proved he’s a real fighter and worked around his injury by taking his time and picking his punches.”
Also picking up a victory on the night was Matthew Wright from Kenilworth, a Christ The King ABC fighter who is expected to appear in the Cleary’s home show at Trident College on Saturday December 14.
Elsewhere, Team GB boxer Lewis Williams was forced to pull out of the Tammer Tournament in Finland – despite beating Belgium champion Victor Schelstraete.
Williams won the bout 3-2 by split decision, but was advised by his coaches to not continue fighting after sustaining a shoulder injury in the second round of the heavyweight match-up.
He takes a bronze medal having exited at the semi-final stage, handing German Ammar Abduljabbar a route into the final, but will now undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury.