On Saturday 19/03/2016 Ashford boxing club attended a tournament hosted by Essex ABA at the Circus Tavern. Involving clubs from Kent, London, Mid Anglia, Suffolk, Wales and Ireland.
Two boxers representing as part of the Kent squad where Ashford’s Charlie Smith 60kg and Luke Cross 91kg.
First to box from the Ashford club was Charlie Smith, against Essex boxer B. Davey. Charlie gave away height and reach to his southpaw opponent, who looked to box Charlie on the back foot and counter from the off. Charlie work from a tight defence and catching his man with the odd solid shot. But the Essex boxer kept up a higher work rate and maintained this for the duration of the bout, resulting in him gaining a points win over the Ashford boxer.
Up next was Luke Cross against his Irish opponent A. Lyons. Both boxer showed caution to each other from the off, whilst looking for the big shot. Luke managed to tag the Irish visitor first, whom then responded with his own efforts. Second round saw Luke pushing forward more, following with body shots off his jab this continued into the third round, with Lyons have some success of his own.
At the final bell a points win was awarded to the Ashford boxer Luke Cross.
This was Charlie and Luke’s first time in representing there County.