Melton Amateur Boxing Club: Marshall secures debut win in Hinckley

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Melton Amateur Boxing Club travelled to Hinckley Football Club’s stadium on Friday to take part in a 14-bout show.

James Marshall took on J. Wakeham, of Heart of England in what was a debut contest for both boxers.

They came out throwing punches to head and body from the first bell. Marshall’s punches were connecting with their target and towards the end of the round, he dropped Wakeham with a straight right and left hook.

Marshall carried this momentum into the second round and started the stronger with double jabs and straight rights, giving Wakeham a standing count.

Wakeham came out trying to finish the fight in the third and final round, but walked onto Marshall’s right hand which put him on his back foot.

The Melton ABC man secured a points win and the bout was named fight of the night.

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