George Webb enjoyed a good start to his campaign with victory at a show in Leicester.
The All Comers fighter claimed a majority decision triumph over Connor Potter from host club Braunstone ABC and coach Paddy Smith felt Webb’s win was fully deserved.
Smith said: “It was a fair decision because George boxed well, but could have boxed a lot better.
“Having said that, the other boy boxed well too.
“Both of them weighed in at 33kg, but to be honest, George should be 30 or 31kg, but a win’s a win and he did all right.”
Clubmate Broderick Youngman makes his debut against an opponent from Ipswich’s Patrick’s ABC on a bill in Attlebrough tonight.
Smith said: “I do some training in the schools and Broderick is one of those I’ve been working with.
“He’s a big lad, but we don’t know how he’s going to get on. All I know is he’ll give everything he has got.”
Conner Buckley will be in action on the same tournament in a non-scoring skills bout against a Patrick’s puncher.
Meanwhile, Frazer Unwin faces a tough test against home boxer Leon Thomas at a show in Sudbury tomorrow.
Both boxers won titles at the Redditch Cup at the end of last season, so Smith expects a close-fought battle.
He said: “Frazer has got a little bit extra weight, but Leon has had a few more bouts.
“Frazer is tall and this kid is short and thick set, so I think it will be a really good fight.”
Mark Buckley and Mosey Buckley have skills bouts on the same bill.