Boxers Jake and Lloyd doing the town proud

Pictured (L-R): Coach Andy Watkins, Lloyd Smith, Coach Gary Fitzgerald, Jake Fitzgerald
Pictured (L-R): Coach Andy Watkins, Lloyd Smith, Coach Gary Fitzgerald, Jake Fitzgerald

Aylesbury Boxing Club travelled to Cheshunt for the hosts’ home show where they are renowned for the quality of boxers they produce.

First up was a clash of undefeated prospects as Aylesbury’s Jake ‘The Snake’ Fitzgerald faced off against Cheshunt’s Liam Huckett.

From the outset Fitzgerald speared his opponent with his jab constantly keeping him off balance. When Huckett decided to close the distance and brawl Fitgerald duly obliged and punished the Cheshunt boxer across the ropes. Fitzgerald dominated all three rounds for a unanimous decision and kept his perfect record intact.

Coach Andy Watkins said: “Jake is making big waves on the circuit, it is becoming harder and harder to make matches for him as he is so dominant in his bouts. Jake is humble and modest in the gym – I am sure big things await him”.

Next up was Aylesbury light-heavyweight Lloyd Smith taking a short notice international fight against Jan Jagne from the highly respected Grumpy Boys Gym based in Stavanger, Norway.

Smith had the disappointment of two opponents pulling out and did not want to pass up the opportunity. Smith started fast but Jagne was a slick counter puncher and made Smith miss. After the dust had settled on a fine bout, the judges awarded Smith the decision. Club coach Norman Buckland, who had been sparring with Smith prior to the fight, said: “Lloyd was sharp in sparring, his cardio and conditioning were great, even though the fight was short notice Lloyd was in great shape.”