Boxing: Hamer Boxing Club reports

Date published: 06 December 2023

Hamer Amateur Boxing Club received three last-minute calls for their boxers to compete in boxing bouts with mixed results recently.

The first Hamer boxer to step into the ring was 15-year-old 'Charming' Alfie McKay, who travelled to the 147 Club in Walkden to meet Luke Street of Halliwell ABC on Saturday 18 November.

On the sound of the first bell, the Hamer boxer stepped out of the blue corner to instantly land a cracking right-hand punch to the chin of his on-coming opponent. Alfie continued to push forward upon his front foot to take the fight to Street, who was taking multiple right-hand punches to the chin, followed by a solid left-hook.

Alfie landed another solid right-hand to the chin at the start of round two. The Halliwell boxer tried to mix it with his Hamer opponent, only to receive even more punches to the head, which forced him to grab hold of McKay to relieve him of the pressure. The Hamer boxer continued to put physical force upon his opponent, who repeatedly backed away on the ropes, receiving even more blows to his head and body.

Round three was much the same as the first two rounds, which saw the Hamer boxer continually press forward as he unleashed punches to the body and head of his Halliwell opponent, who grabbed hold of the Hamer boxer every time he stepped in close, which brought continued warnings from the referee.

As the round progressed, Street grew more and more drained and exhausted as he constantly took punches to the head and when the bell rang to end the round, it was expected that Alfie was to have his arm raised in victory, but the bout was awarded to his opponent.


Jonathan Johnson and Aeron Maddocks
Jonathan Johnson and Aeron Maddocks


Twenty-year-old Aeron 'The Viking' Maddocks was invited to travel to Aldershot by Merseyside and Chesire to represent them in a weekend of boxing against three different boxing teams.

Aeron lost a very closely fought contest on Friday 24 November, against Naseem Miah, of Hoddesdon Boxing Academy, who has 23 victories and only six defeats. Then on Saturday 25 November, Aeron lost in another close bout to Jonathan Johnson, the Swedish National Champion, with over 100 bouts.

Aeron was also pencilled in to meet a member of the British Armed Forces on Sunday 26 November, but the military personnel had to pull out due to an injury sustained the day prior.

Another last-minute call came when 16-year-old Asim 'The Dancer' Mahmood was invited to meet 17-year-old Kai Livingstone, of South Cheshire ABC, at Witton Albion Football Club in Northwich on 25 November.

Asim stormed out of the blue corner all revved up and excited, whilst throwing swinging punches at his opponent, who swiftly stepped out of range, before stepping back in to land a one-two combination to the head of his Hamer opponent.

Asim continued to swing and miss with his punches, whilst Livingstone threw straight punches at his oncoming opponent. As the round progressed, the pressure from the Hamer boxer slowly began to take hold of the fight, as he forced Livingstone upon the ropes to land hooks to both the body and head.

Livingstone continued to wait for Asim to storm forward, and when he did, the South Cheshire boxer unloaded a straight right-armed punch to his on-coming opponent.

Asim replied with a punch of his own to the side of Livingstone’s head, who swiftly moved out of range into the blue corner, where Asim threw multiple punches at his opponent, before landing a solid right-hand to the chin.

This instantly prompted the referee to step in and administer a standing eight count to Livingstone. As soon as the bout was allowed to continue, Asim stormed forward again to keep his opponent upon the ropes as he landed swinging hooks upon Livingstone before the bell rang to end the round.


Asim Mahmood and Kai Livingstone
Asim Mahmood and Kai Livingstone


Before the start of round two, Asim was told by his coach Steven Connellan to stop throwing swinging punches and to rely on his straight one-two combinations, whilst also using his jab to find his range.

The bell rang for the second round and Asim charged out of his corner constantly throwing punches, which forced Livingstone into the neutral corner where the Hamer boxer landed punch after punch before his opponent slipped out of the way.

Asim followed his opponent around the ring as he continued to throw wild swinging punches. Then he suddenly landed a solid and straight right-armed blow to the chin, which forced the referee to step in again and administer another standing eight count to Livingstone.

As soon as the bout was allowed to continue, Asim stepped in with more telling punches, which forced his opponent to put his head down and hold onto his Hamer antagonist.

When the referee allowed them to continue, Asim landed an accumulation of straight punches, which forced the referee yet again to step in and administer Livingstone another standing eight count before waving his arms in the air to call an end to the fight, and award the Hamer boxer a stoppage victory.

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