Boxing: Morecambe fighters win on amateur show


February 02, 2020

Morecambe-based fighters scored impressive wins on Saturday night's amateur boxing show at Red Rose Community Centre.

Thomas Sharp, Alex MacMillan and Daniel James all had their hands raised on the show run by Coastal Amateur Boxing Club in Morecambe.

Sharp scored a second round stoppage win, his consistently hard and accurate straight punches proving too much for a brave opponent.

MacMillan won a deserved split points verdict while James was a clear unanimous decision winner in his bout.

Also on the show, Shuna Gould from Coastal fought well but lost a split decision and Declan Wakeman was unlucky to be on the wrong end of a points verdict after a strong display.

The two best bouts of the night saw Willie Harty force the action aggressively but lose a unanimous points decision against the tall and rangey Josh Kelly from Ardwick; while Cameron Hetherington was involved in a real tear-up with Michael Osborne from Manx boxing, Hetherington losing a close unanimous verdict.

Coastal's Daniel Doherty was also in action, contesting a 'skills' bout where the judges did not score.

Also on the card, another member of the fighting Fury family - James Dean Fury - won unanimously on points while representing Salford City boxing club.