Gym News & Views
Trio look good in Wales - 16/04/2010
trio look good in whales - 16/04/2010
Luke Watkins, Joe Beeden and Mille Bailey traveled to south Wales last night, (thur, 15th, april) and put on three polished performances against home town boxers. Full report to follow later. Keep up to date with all the news from the boxing academy on, fitzpatricksboxinggym.com
Calumpa's back - 14/04/2010
Calumpa is back in training and will make his return to action on may 22nd at the boxing academy, in Swindon.
Calum pictured here with ''the greatest'' in Ireland last year, when Muhammad was visiting the home of his granfather, says he can't wait to get back in the ring. ''i needed some time off. i was in the gym everyday for 2 years straight, not just training myself, but also coaching. I think i was taking on too much, but the break has made me realise that this is what i want''. ''I'm looking forward to entering the noveices this year. I think i should do good in them, especially now that my mind is rested and ready to go''.
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I havn't seen this kid box yet but i met him with his coach one time. he's a realy level headed guy and so easy to talk to for a young fella. i wish him the best
george wills - 14/04/2010 13:28:43
cool cal. it's good that your back, youve been missed
john r - 14/04/2010 13:27:32
it will be good to see this kid again. i watched him box before at the academy, he's really good
kevin g - 14/04/2010 13:26:58
cook off - 14/04/2010
Nigel Maissey faces off against seasoned veteran, Gurt ''curry boy'' Singh before their cook off on the David Haye championship boxing night. It was a close battle but Maissey pulled through a few tough moments to eeck out a points decision against veteran Singh in a ''hotly'' contested battle, winning with a chicken and spicey sausage dish. I can still taste it.
This win sets up a rematch, date and venue still to be decided (a couple of the big las vegas casinos have shown no interest), so expect it to be held at the boxing academy.
Keep checking in to www.fitzpatricksboxinggym.com for updates on the cook off and anything else we get up to here. keep smilin, paddy.
who got the prize for best pint of Guinness that nite?!?!
Irish - 14/04/2010 19:09:06
they need to practice theri face off's. there both laughing
mikey - 14/04/2010 12:23:19
what kind of crazyness to you guys get up to down there?
rj - 14/04/2010 12:22:30
full story - 13/04/2010
Saturday night proved a great success here at the academy for everyone involved. as usuall we had a great night of fun and some cracking fights to boot. first bout of the 6 fight card had C.J. Singh pitted against Jordan Rye. Both of these guys will be making their amatuer debuts in may and sept, so this was a chance for them to get some experience in front of a crowd before they step out.
Jordon won a decision over 3 x 2 min rounds in what had everyone in attendance cheering it up from the first bell. C.J. gave away at the least a stone in weight and a year in age (11yrs to 12yrs), but it was his desire to tear it up instead of using his feet that worked against him. These two guys sparr regularly in the gym and theres nothing between them. But on the night while C.J. went away from his plan, Jordan stuck to his, boxing beautifully, using lateral movement with moments of agressive attacks with combinations. We're proud of both of them, and they can both be more than confident that their ready for the amatuers now.
Second bout was an exabition between 1-0 amatuer Joe Beeden, and assistant amatuer coach karl C.K. Maissey. Joe schocked everyone that knew him by outboxing the boxer on this night. Karl is a smooth southpaw who uses the ring well to walk his opponents onto his shots, using their impatience against them. Joe on the other hand wears his heart on his sleeve and can be too agressive for his own good. but not on this occation. Joe kept steady pressure on his opponent, using feints to open him up to short bursts of shots before he would get back out, one step out of range. C.K adjusted in the second and started to come forward, but Joe was able to stay focused and stick with his plan of being one step outside him when not attacking. The student was the teacher on this night. great performance from them both.
Bout three had Sean Purcell V Jason Manners over 3 rounds. Jason has one of the nicest jabs of anyone in the gym, but as yet hasn't developed the confidence in it. They both boxed good, constantly looking to control each other with foot work to set their shots up. But Sean for me was always in control, even though Jason would have good success in spots, it was Sean who would take control back with his more confident Jab and ring generalship. The crowd disagreed with me though and Jason walked away the winner, but he realises he has to take ownership of his jab in order to move forward through the amatuers.
Following an hour of live Irish music, bout four got underway with Dave Cope v Stuart McMillian. This bout had the crowd going crazy, you'd think it was a title fight. Stuart started of stalking his opponent landing left hooks to the head, and jabs to the stomach, and while Dave was loose he didnt do enough to take the round. rounds two and three saw the two exchange big shots getting the crowd roaring their approval. Dave was getting off 2's and 3's in the last round, but it seemed that stuart's shots were a little more telling for me. What a great fight though. I can see a rematch happening in our june show. (THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO!!!). Stuart got the nod in the end, but it was hard to seperate them.
The penultimate bout saw Tony Marchetti of Glouster take on Gulliver Bristo. Gulliver outweighed his opponent by what looked like a couple of stone, but Tony boxed cleverly using his footwork and jab effectivley to control the action in spots. Gullivers pressure and size were telling though, and you could see the difference when they would get intop an exchange. A couple of head shots had Tony's head rocking back in the first and when Gulliver went to the body in the second, you could see they would create alot of problems for Tony if it wasn't for the fact he used the ring so well. In the end Gulliver rightly got the verdict. This is Tony's second bout now, both of them against bigger men. I look forward to seeing him matched up against someone his own weight in our june show.
The last fight of the evening was also the fight of the night for me. It pitted Liam O'Connor v Luke Watkins, over 4 rounds. This was a cracker from start to finsih and another bout that had the crowd going crazy banging the canvas in between rounds and cheering non stop. I get so used to seeing two heavyweights, being overweights. head hunting for 30 sec of the round and walking around for the rest of it. This bout was refreshing. You would never know that these guys are the best of friends. They went at it every round, boxing beautifully, using jabs to set up 2 and 3 punch combinations, before moving off behind the jabs again. They took no time off. If they weren't in the middle of an exchange, then they were stepping around, stalking each other to set another attack up. When the bell went both of them embrassed as the crowd went crazy. Luke got the nod this time, but i can see this beeing another rematch for our June12th show.
Thanks again for everyone involved in the show, and the support of everyone that continues to come to our nights and use the gym. I appreciate you all. keep smilin, paddy fitz.
i was at thios show and i thought it was great. really well put together, good fights and everyone was friendly. top night
sue c - 14/04/2010 12:24:24
Good report Paddy....ragin i missed it now!!! are the rumours true that u did a bit of irish dancin during the irish music..the real lord of the Ring?!?!?
Irish - 13/04/2010 21:30:55
saturady slugfest a success - 12/04/2010
Thanks to everyone for their great support saturday night at our show. everyone involved seemed to enjoy themselves. check back in later for a full report on the night