TWO of the brightest prospects to come out of Clearys Boxing Club made the perfect start in the ABA Elite Championships after comfortably progressing through to the Midlands Finals.
Danny Quartermaine and Lewis Williams both made it through after coming through their semi-final fights on Sunday.
Quartermaine, 17, made easy work of Reece Smith by immediately working his jab and closing his opponent down.
It became clear early on that Smith was struggling with Quartermaine’s power and the Leamington boxer was given a helping hand after Smith had a point removed for constantly holding.
The fight went into a third round and it was no surprise to see Quartermaine take the in on an unanimous decision.
Williams came up against an unbeaten Ben Bywater and despite not having time to warm up the Clearys boxer produced a monster punch which forced his opponent into a standing count.
The fight went on but two more right hand shots saw the fight stopped in the first round.
“I’m chuffed for both lads they trained hard all over Christmas putting in the time only having a day off for Christmas Day.” said Edwin Cleary.
“Both not only won but they put in a performance too. Both lads know as the Championship goes on the tests will get harder but that’s what we want – the best boxing the best.
“Sunday was a great achievement for the gym and it is a testament to our coaches at Clearys that over the last four seasons we’ve had boxers in every championship and doing well.”
Clearys are looking to recruit more boxers of all ages and abilities. Classes take place for beginners on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
So if you fancy yourself as the next Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghie or Amir Khan visit clearysboxinggym.co.uk for more information.