Ollie's success in Box Cup

June 29 2018

THE BRISTOL Box Cup took place at the City Academy over the weekend of June 16-17.

The event, now in its fifth year, was organised by Downend Boxing Club and saw 11 to 13-year-old male and female boxers from all over the UK and Ireland flock to the east Bristol venue.

The youngsters came from as far as County Limerick and Cornwall to compete for the stunning Bristol Blue Glass boxing glove trophy.

The two boxing rings held 87 contests across the two days between the 152 entrants, who gave everything to lift the title of Bristol Box Cup Champion.

On hand to present the prizes were former British professional champion Darren Hamilton and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Champion Ash Lane.   

Flying the flag for Downend was 13-year-old Ollie Clancy of Emersons Green.

Only in his second contest, Ollie showed great skill in avoiding the attacks of a strong and taller opponent, the classy Ronnie Marrow of Minster Golden Gloves, Kent.

The busier of the two, the decision went to the Kent boxer, with both lads showing great sportsmanship afterwards.  

John Thornell, president of the Bristol Sporting Club, which is a huge supporter of the Bristol Box Cup, was on hand to present Ollie with his well deserved silver medal.

The club is now preparing for the Haringey Box Cup at Alexandra Palace in London, Europe's largest tournament for senior boxers.