Dryden steals the show at Angel of the North Box Cup


THE inaugural Angel of the North World Field Cup, the primary even of its sort for the North East, used to be held from Would possibly 28-29 on the Rainton Area.

The development used to be organised through the Birtley boxing membership and, in addition to the host membership’s personal boxers, noticed groups from the area, the Military and Eire collaborating within the festival that spanned 3 rings and generated a full of life setting within the area.

Birtley’s new featherweight nationwide Elite champion Jack Dryden used to be superb as soon as once more. He took at the Military’s extremely skilled Shamim Khan however Dryden stamped his authority at the contest from the beginning. The Birtley boxer closed down the elusive southpaw with pace. Correct and rapid, Dryden unleashed robust pictures along with his backhand. His proper uppercut crashed in and Dryden started to ship in thumping one-twos. Khan swung again when he may, however Dryden used to be surroundings the tempo. Every other proper clipped Shamim laborious and tipped him off steadiness. The solider touched down and took a rely from the referee. Dryden pressed him laborious then, firing a proper uppercut thru among a heavy mixture.

Khan remained decided, jumping again from Dryden’s jab and throwing a shot again at Jack when he may. However Dryden retained keep watch over. The burden of the Birtley boxer’s punches knocked him off steadiness and Jack drove some other crunching uppercut into Shamim’s chin. Khan took the facility however needed to transfer off swiftly. He jabbed again to carry Dryden off however the Birtley boxer used to be ensuring he discovered a answer.

Advised on through the group, Dryden pressed his benefit house. His proper blasted in the course of the heart. A left hook shifted Khan on his toes and Shamim had to stay shifting off, even spinning away when he needed to. With a savage proper Dryden gave Khan some other rely ahead of the tip of the competition. They completed firing punches at one some other however Dryden used to be a transparent unanimous issues winner.

The prize for highest male boxer went to Birtley’s widespread Jack Dickinson, the brother {of professional} prospect Mark. He used to be returning to the game after greater than six years out however didn’t appear to be he’d been away for see you later. Within the 63.5kgs semi-final he confronted a muscular problem from Bilton Corridor’s Dale Walker. Dickinson depended on energy punches from his again hand, conserving his shape as he met Walker head on and received a unanimous resolution.

Within the last Dickinson beat Dunston’s Josh Blenkiron. Dickinson fired his proper to the frame and landed his left hook to seek out area. However Blenkiron were given to him with a mixture ahead of the tip of the primary spherical.

Jack despatched his jab in the course of the heart. His proper arched down once more and, although Blenkiron clipped him with an uppercut in shut, Dickinson used to be pulling forward within the bout and received a unanimous verdict.

Birtley welterweight Owen Rees regarded ambitious as he set about Marden’s Liam Huntley of their last. Rees, with a method that shall be smartly fitted to the professionals, hammered superb hooks to the frame that arrange nice mixtures to the top. He saved up the power, using Huntley again. He jarred Huntley with a double left hook. The Marden boxer jabbed himself and fought again with an uppercut. However he may no longer repel Rees. Owen saved on coming ahead, using Huntley again as he slammed pictures thru. His left uppercut streaked thru and he mercilessly pounded in punches to win a unanimous resolution.

Within the 54kgs last Lee Rogers unanimously outpointed Middlesbrough’s Fazil Hussain. Rogers feinted ahead of starting to let his rapid arms move. Hussain charged directly at him however Rogers may catch him at the means in. Lee waited a beat ahead of launching his proper excessive.

However Hussain used to be no longer discouraged. His proper touched the frame and Fazil rushed in once more to land his left hook to the top. He despatched some other lengthy proper after Rogers as Lee stepped again. Within the 3rd spherical Rogers re-established himself. He landed a excellent one-two and regarded to focus on the frame, scraping his proper hook throughout and taking the issues verdict.

The Military’s Lily Devlin received the prize for highest feminine boxer after she overcame Lambton Side road’s Jade Childs within the 57kgs last. Sean Tindall from Docklands received the prize for highest total boxer and Monkstown received the prize for highest staff.

Docklands’ Formative years boxer Anton Genockey used to be in particular spectacular. Within the Formative years 54kgs semi-final he halted Pound for Pound Boxing Academy’s Dajuarn Samuel. He stepped in with a handy guide a rough one-two ahead of teeing up a left hook with a proper uppercut. Genockey covered up hurtful lengthy pictures. In the second one spherical he became the screw, turning up the power to provide Samuel two counts and drive the referee to forestall the bout.

Within the last he met Cambois’ Lewis Man. Genockey used his move smartly. He led with it and swayed beneath Man’s pictures to land his personal one-two. That sharp proper jolted Man over his jab. Lewis met him with jabs however the confident Genocky attached with a countering left hook and made positive to take a unanimous resolution and the gold medal.