It was another successful home show for fighters from Stamford Amateur Boxing Club, when they entered the ring at Deeping Leisure Centre.
Five out of the seven boxers from Stamford ABC lifted their arms in celebration over the course of the evening.
Bryce Drury, Jack Edwards-Race, Harry Bell, Mohammed Sameer and big Alfie Smith were winners on the night.
One of Stamford’s most promising boxers Connor Moore was on the wrong end of the result after getting caught with a big shot early in the fight against an opponent with nearly 4kg on him.
Jack Keyhoe lost a tight fight which could have gone either way and Bourne’s Amy Good put in a brave effort but came up short.
Opening the action was Stamford ABC’s Drury who started the night well with victory over Callum Ramsey (Sheffield ABC).
Drury, fighting against a taller opponent who tried to get in close using wild swings, absorbed the punches on his gloves in the first round and scored with his own hooks. Ramsey received a public warning for ducking low.
In the second round both boxers were guilty of wild swings and the contest developed into an untidy affair.
But in the third round Drury launched sustained attacks to the head and body forcing Ramsey to use unorthodox tactics to avoid punishment. The home fighter was awarded a unanimous victory with all three judges scoring the fight 30-26.
Continuing the winning streak was Stamford ABC fighter Edward-Race who secured a unanimous victory over East Hull boxer Lewis Enicinoso over three rounds.
Edward-Race opened the fight employing his effective left jab to get close to Enicinoso where he scored heavily with hooks to the body. Enicinoso was out of range with his punches thanks to good movement from the home fighter.
In the second round Edward-Race maintained a fast pace and used the tactic of throwing three or four punches before moving out of range. Enicinoso found it difficult to land any clean punches and in the final round Edward-Race continued to dominate and Enicinoso finished with a bloodied nose as evidence of the Stamford figher’s accurate punching.
The judges scored the fight 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
Stamford’s Bell secured victory over R Brookes (Sheffield ABC) thanks to a high work-rate.
In round one Bell set a furious pace. He moved forward throwing clusters of six or seven fast punches before moving away. Brookes tried to pick up his punches but was largely unsuccessful early on.
Bell did not let up in the second round and continued a sustained onslaught which had Brookes covering up. After one such attack Brookes received an eight count from the referee.
But Brookes proved to be a very game opponent and towards the end of the third round he did land a few straight punches, but by then Bell had earned a clear victory.
All three judges gave the fight to Bell 30-27.
At this point the momentum of the night was with the Stamford ABC boxers and Sameer ensure that continued with a tight split decision victory over Answash Goswani (Finchley)
The contest was fought at long range and both boxers were guilty of missing with wild swings at times in the first round.
In the second round Sameer made a very aggressive start and was determined to get in close. Goswani held his position and warded Sameer off with jabs and crosses.
After another forceful start in the final round Sameer tired and Goswani came more into the fight, but Sameer had done enough to win a tight decision.
The judges scores were: 29-28, 27-30, 30-27.
In a rare loss Moore was stopped in the first round by Keiron Wainwright (Sheffield).
The Stamford fighter was beaten by a very strong opponent. He tried to avoid Wainwright’s hooks but was overwhelmed and took two standing counts before the fight was stopped.
Smith got the home crowd cheering when he bravely won a slugfest against Hussain Iqbal (St Vincent).
In the opening round both fighters took it in turn to unload their bombs.
In the second round Smith wasted fewer punches and shaded the round with more accurate shots.
And in the final round Hussain was tiring but remained very game. Smith continued to pick his punches better and at the final bell was a unanimous winner. The scores were 25-29, 26-29, 29-28.
It was a difficult night for Bourne boxer Amy Good who lost to Harriet Hearley (Benningfield).
Good had to contend with a very strong opponent who moved forward relentlessly with a non-stop left and right handed attacks in the first round. The two stood toe-to-toe trading blows.
The Bourne boxer began a fightback towards the end of the second round and scored well. Hearley, however, remained in contact.
The final round was Good’s best, moving forward she scored well. However, Hearley had done more in the first two rounds to record a comfortable unanimous victory 30-26, 30-27, 30-27.
The night ended with a loss as big Jack Kehoe (Stamford) lost a very tight split decision to Igrime Aziz (Finchley).
Kehoe had to cope with a very awkward opponent. Aziz bobbed and weaved as he came forward swinging wildly as he did so meaning Kehoe was on the back foot for most of the round.
In the second round Kehoe came forward but Aziz grabbed his arm in an attempt to stem an attack.
By the third and final round of the night it was obvious that Aziz just wanted a brawl. Kehow tried to throw his punches correctly but Aziz’s strength just prevailed and he took a majority decision: 30-27, 29-28, 28-29.