Medal success for Fishponds duo

December 01 2017

TWO young boxers from a Fishponds club have medalled at the Wexford Box Cup.

TWO young boxers from a Fishponds club have medalled at the Wexford Box Cup.

The event took place from November 10-12 in Bishopswater, County Wexford, Ireland.

Jude Moore, 14, from Hillfields, and Jack Oram, 15, of Melksham, represented Downend Boxing Club, based at the Harry Crook Centre.

In the semi-finals, England representative Jude, a student at Mangotsfield School, beat Jeremiah Tiba of Naas, County Kildare. In the final he faced Ryan Cullen of Ballagh, County Wexford. and emerged the winner on a points decision.

In Jack's semi-final contest, he defeated David Kinsella of St Anthony's Boxing Club in County Wexford. In the final, Jack faced a class operator in all-Ireland champion Barry O'Connor of Castleisland, County Kerry, who eventually got the judges' nod after a quality contest.

Craig Turner, coach at Downend Boxing Club, said: "I am very pleased with the guys' performances. Jude is now no stranger to international competition, and Wexford served as an excellent warm up for an England appearance against Scotland on the 30th.

"Jack's medal is fantastic and represents significant improvement following his hard work and dedication."