Victors showcase their talent

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MK Victors showcased their finest talents at their annual black tie dinner last month.

Taylor Stichbury, 14, got the night underway with a unanimous victory over B. Woodman from Kettering.

Hot prospect Faraz Abid was up next, taking on E. Stevens from Trumpington.

Stevens started the bout so fast that it looked like it might be an early night for both boxers. But Faraz kept his cool to weather the storm, keeping his hand and guard high. The MK fighter used his jab to force the tired Stevens back to claim the second and third rounds, and with it the victory.

Kane Burns from Coffee Hall put on a good show against a vastly more experienced fighter J. McDongh but came out on the losing side.

Connor Wright then took on hotly tipped Lewis Richardson from Centurians.

The opening round was furious, with Wright wobbled by a big left from his opponent. Richardson appeared to edge the second round, and the third was hard to call too.

Despite the crowd’s support for Wright, the judges awarded the fight to Richardson.

John Crawley pulled off the upset of the night though, by out pointing the experienced J. Hutsbury, with it taking the Best Home Boxer of the night award presented by former World Champion Frank Bruno.

Ben Keating from MK Victors had his first bout for the club, although he lost on a close points defeat he showed great character and fitness against the bigger and more experienced boxer S. Donnolly.

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