Boxing: Littleborough Boxing Club
Date published: 27 October 2017
Coach Jeff Leach, Rhys Oldham and Head Coach Mark Oldham - Littleborough Boxing Club
Rhys Oldham went to Horwich on Thursday 19 October and from the off the Littleborough boxer displayed good skill for the home crowd and came away ready for his first open bout.
The bout was a skills only bout (similar to an exhibition) however Oldham clearly displayed what he is capable of with the referee asking him to power down on a number of occasions.
Next up on Saturday 21 October saw Joseph Vaughan fight in the semi-finals of the National Championships in Croxteth Liverpool and it was a close encounter with both boxers showing why they have advanced so far into the competition.
Both boxers knowing they were top four in the country made the bout that bit more special and there wasn't much between the pair the judges decided the same with one judge giving it to the Littleborough boxer and two giving it to his Yorkshire opponent from Henry Wharton's Gym in York.
Final Fight of the weekend saw Kai Whitehead travel to Carrington to fight an opponent from Salford Boxing Club.
Whitehead knew he had a hard fight in front of him however he flew out of his corner and trapped his opponent in the corner landing combination punches one after the other, in all fairness to his Salford opponent he looked to counter at every opportunity and as soon as Whitehead stepped of him he flew back at Kai looking to reply on his work, all three rounds were nonstop trades with Kai being the stronger of the pair and at times looking like he was about to stop his opponent.
It was Kai Whitehead that got the unanimous victory and capped a good weekend for the club.
Head coach Mark Oldham said: "It is been a long week in terms of travelling and being out with the lads but keeping them active is important as it’s how they develop."
Lead Second Jeff added: "I am really proud of all three lads who most importantly train hard are improving constantly."