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New Blood Boxing Win Opens Doors for British Title

On Saturday away from my usual work of preparing accounts and helping clients with their Sage queries I took my boxing club to the Cage Carnage event at the Hilltop Hotel in Carlisle.
We only had one fighter on this show and he was the main event of the evening.  The bout was a rematch between my super middle weight BBU northern area champion Mickey Nolan and a very accomplished boxer from Workington called Jordan Holmes. Jordan and Mickey met 18 months ago on Mickey’s second fight which was close but Jordan took the win.  Both boxers have a lot more experience and have improved dramatically so everyone has been waiting to see this long awaited rematch.

The bout started with Mickey looking to push the fight score some big shots early while Jordan was looking to box and stay out of trouble.  Before the third and final round began I gave Mickey a pep talk and told him that the fight was a draw so far and if he didn’t dig down deep and really commit he would lose to Jordan for a second time!

As the final round began it was clear Mickey had taken everything on board and stormed out 100mph looking to win the fight.  Jordan was ducking and diving trying not to sustain any damage from Mickey’s heavy punches but Mickey still managed to get through and score some big shots.

All 3 judges scored the bout 30-27 in Mickey’s favour which meant he won by unanimous decision thus redeeming the only loss he has sustained since he has been trained by me. Mickey now has a record of 5 wins/1 loss and thoroughly deserved the win as he has trained 4 times a week for 6 month in preparation for this bout.

One of Scotland’s biggest boxing promotions (SK Promotions) ran by a friend of mine Sam Kynoch saw the bout on Saturday night and was so impressed with the progression Mickey has made that he has requested Mickey for his show on 10 November 2012 in Glasgow to challenge for the BBU British title currently held by Marc Kerr who has a record of 15 wins and 1 loss. This will be a tough fight for Mickey but a big step up towards turning professional. Mickey has the ability to win this title in Glasgow and will be recognised as the best boxer in the UK at his weight.

A big thank you to our sponsor CEP Carlisle Limited who provided the club with t-shirts and for their continued support of the most active martial arts club in Carlisle.

David Scott
Business Software Specialist

Posted: October 25th, 2012

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