Amateur squad news
ticket refund - 24/05/2010
any of you guys the have tickets from saturdays cancelled show can get a refund by either bring the ticket back to the gym or through the boxer they bought the ticket from. those wanting to come to our saturday fight night VIIII, june 19th can use the cancelled tickets if they would like that option. sorry for the late cancellation again, but it was out of our hands. thanks for the ongoing support. paddy
saturday fight night VIII this week - 18/05/2010
Saturday fight night VIII is gearing up for this weekend. The boxing academy has 6 boxers on the show. C.J. Singh makes his debut at 40kg. 11year old C.J. has been at the academy for just over a year now and is more than ready to have his first official contest. Jamie Cox said he wasn't going to miss the show because he's a fan of C.J. and couldn't wait to see him box.
Mille Bailley boxes Bille fellton from heart of portsmouth, A.B.C. in her last fight before boxing in the semifinals of the A.B.A.'s next week. Mille can't afford to take her eye of the ball thinking about what lies ahead. She needs to show this fight that she can stick to the game plan this fight, if shes going to be able to produce the talent that she shows in the gym. I think she can, and expect to see her settle down and use her jab and footwork to get the job done.
Luke Watkins is looking for another win to add to his unanimus decision he got in Wales last month. Luke has been sparring with Jamie Cox for this bout and it's seen his confidence improve even more with the experience that Jamie brings.
Callum ''Calumpa'' Costello returns after some time off to focus on schooling and can't wait to get back in the ring. Calum's also being getting the benifit of Jamies experience and the results will show themselves on the night.
Joe Beeden is looking to keep his unbeaten reacord intact. Joe has improved his technique greatly over the last 2 months and has shown a new dimension by outboxing some of the guys in the gym that he use to have trouble with. It's nice to see it coming together for him and i know he's excited to be out again this weekend.
Tickets available from the boxing academy for £10 in advance, none sold on the door, as were a small venue. please follow this show and everything else we get up to here @ fitzpatricksboxinggym.com
Good year for DAZ and the team - 08/05/2010
Seeing that our amatuer squad has been going officially for less than one year, i think that Daz has done a fantastic job. The vibe in the squad is very possitive and it seems that everyone of the amatuers are improving steadily, which is the way it should be. We have our own last show of the season coming up may 22nd, but the guys are out on three more occasions between that and mid june. I wasn't sure Daz knew what he was letting himself in for when he was hounding me to start an amatuer prgram, and im still not sure he did, but he's been very busy and so far we've had a great start to our club. thanks for all your ongoing support when our guys box either coming to our shows at the gym or traveling down to the south of wales to give support when the boys box away. Keep following whats going on at the club @ fitzpatricksboxinggym.com
Trio in Wales/Full story - 16/04/2010
The boxing academy traveled to south Wales on thursday night, the 15th, with three of their amatuer team and came away with two wins by unanimus desicions, and a good performance in a skills bout against a bigger and more experienced opponent.
First up for the team was 16 year old Joe Beeden, having his second amatuer bout in three weeks. he faced undefeated Simeon Owen at 60kg. The local Owen was determined to put on a good performance infront of his home crowd, banging his gloves together and staring at Joe Beeden while their names were being anounced. When the bell went for the first round Owen came straight out looking to be aggresive, shooting jabs, but they were falling short of the target. 30 seconds into the round Owen jumped in with a big 4 punch combination and caught Joe with 2 of the shots as joe was pulling away. Then it was Beedens turn to get the jab going and he didnt stop using it throughout the rest of the fight. When Joe returned to his corner after the first round, head coach Darren Woodwards told him to keep with an agressive jab, in 2's and 3's, telling him that Owen didn't understand his distance and to take advantage of it by controling him with the jab. The second round had Owen attacking by jumping in but joe landing the cleaner shorter shots down the middle every time and getting back on the jab straight away.
Before Joe went out for the last round Darren told him that his opponent cant fight backing up, ''he's a bully joe, when you let him come forward he thinks he's having some of this, but when you go to him he doesn't know what to do''. With that Joe was firing on all cylinders in the last and recieved a well deserved and well recieved verdict by all three judges.
Millie Bailey had a chance to erase the memories of her last performance where she allowed herself to be dragged into a brawl and abandon her boxing skills. She faced bigger (by 3 1/2 kg) and older Stacey Dixon in a 3 round skills bout. Dixon started off behind a nice jab, moving well and scoring on the shorter Bailey as she came forward, but Millie stayed patient and by the half way stage of the first round was slipping past the bigger girls jab and getting her own off.
round 2 and 3 was much of the same with Dixon moving behind her jab, but Millie was cutting the ring off effectivley by now and scoring with straight lefts to the body from her southpaw stance. Bailey still needs to work on her straight back hand but showed lovely patience and improved distance while putting the pressure on, She shows a strength of charachter and determination that make it hard to see her fail to improve as she goes.
Luke Watkins made a successful debut in the amatuers with a unanimus desicion over 111kg Gareth O'Callaghan, another local favorite. This fight had the crowd whooping it up as both heavyweights exchanged big right hands throughout. Luke had the busier and more educated jab of the two and didn't stop using it all night. The difference in this fight was how luke used angles to get to the side when he was finished and got straight back on the jab. Watkins seems to be prone to a bloody knows though and a doctor was called to check on it in round three after it wouldn't stop bleeding from the first on. Luckily the doctor saw it for what it was and let the action continue, with Luke telling him ''this is a great fight, you don't want to stop this do you?''
Thanks again for the 10 or so people that made the 2 hour journey with us at late notice to show support. Thanks also to the hosting club who showed us great hospitality and made us feel welcome, we hope we can return the favour soon. For all the latest news and information of whats happening at the boxing academy please go to fitzpatricksboxinggym.com
GLAD EVERYTHING IS GOING GOOD,THE BOXING ACADEMY IS A GREAT FACILITE FOR EVERYONE! - MAKE USE.
boxer - 29/04/2010 11:59:50
Well Done all...good reports
Irish - 16/04/2010 17:48:54
That luke looks like a good prospect for the heavyweights. for a start he's not lazy which is what were used to seeing from big men
mikey - 16/04/2010 14:47:28
well done guys
kc - 16/04/2010 14:46:04
trio look good in whales - 16/04/2010
Luke Watkins, Joe Beeden and Mille Bailey traveled to south Whales 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
good work you lot. i watched you on the show last saturday. i'll be following you from now on
john r - 16/04/2010 10:05:43
good work guys. nice to see you getting out there
kc - 16/04/2010 10:04:30