On Saturday 19th of May, Ashford Boxing Club travelled to Leysdown Kent, where Ashford boxer John Holt made his debut boxing for the Kent squad against Scotland.
This was John’s 4th bout to date. After the introduction of both teams John and his opponent Mati fleszar of Doonhammers ABC, where seclude as bout Eleven.
Round 1 saw both boxers starting well and looking to gain the advantage. Mati used his height and reach, whilst John worked well behind his jab to both head and body, then switching his attack with lead and rear hand hooks, catching his man with a solid left hook to break his guard.
Round 2 saw John getting straight back in where he left off moving in well behind his jab, then slipping his opponents attack with good head movement. Mati gamely fought back. But with John growing in confidence blasted in punishing body shots and several crunching left hooks to the head. This resulted in blood coming from Mati’s mouth and the referee having to clean him up so he could continue.
In round 3 John continued to work behind his jab, then driving home rear hands to the body, then switching back to the head with well placed shots. Mati tried to fend off Johns attacks catching him here and there, but not enough to stave off John’s confidence. At the end of the bout John was deservedly announced the winner by way of unanimous points victory!