22nd Oct, 2017

Youngster Leahy defeats Khan in Coventry

Steve Carpenter 16th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TEENAGER Shaun Leafy demonstrated his potential in the ring after beating Asim Khan in Coventry last Friday by a convincing unanimous decision.

The 15-year-old took to the ring in Whillenhall for his third amatuer belt having won and lost his first two fights by split decisions.

But this time around Leafy was in a determined mood and showed no mercy to his Coventry-based opponent.

The Leamington boxer dominated the fight from start to finish and this time it was an easy decision for the referee to announce Leafy as the winner.

“He’s boxed out of skin and delivered exactly what we were after,” said coach Derek Fitzpatrick. “Shaun is getting better with each fight.

“He’s progessing well. I told him before the fight he’d won and lost on a split decision so this time I wanted a unannmionius deicison win and that’s what he gave us.”

Another Fitzpatrick boxer hoping to impress down in the capital next month is Bella Madden who is heading to London for one of Europe’s largest amateur boxing tournaments

The Haringey Box Cup attracts hundreds of boxers from across Europe to the Alexandra Theatre and has helped launch the career of many big-name boxers including Anthony Joshua.

Madden will be taking part for the first time and Derek Fitzpatrick added: “We’re confident she will do well but we have no idea who she’s going to be up against.”

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