Bentley and Jake ‘the Snake’ cruise to deserved wins

Jake 'the Snake' Fitzgerald with Aylesbury Vale Academy pupil Tyler-Rhys Bentley
Jake 'the Snake' Fitzgerald with Aylesbury Vale Academy pupil Tyler-Rhys Bentley

Aylesbury Boxing Club’s recent run of success continued at the weekend when two of its fighters were victorious in Oxford and Milton Keynes.

At the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, Aylesbury Vale Academy schoolboy Tyler-Rhys Bentley squared off against Zain Afzal from Oxford.

Abandoning his trademark stick and move style, Bentley flew out of the gate and stunned his opponent with an aggressive start, pinning him in the corner and scoring with slick combinations across the ropes.

In the second round, the Aylesbury boxer lived up to his ‘Spiderman’ moniker as he employed his slick footwork and head movement to frustrate his opponent and score with ruthless counter punching.

It was more of the same in the final round as Bentley seemed to throw and score punches from unbelievable angles.

At the end the result was never in doubt as Bentley’s hand was raised for a lopsided decision victory.

A spokesman for ABC said: “The victory was a much deserved boost to Bentley who had been on the wrong side of both poor judging and extremely close decisions recently.”

At the same time in Milton Keynes it was the turn of Jake ‘The Snake’ Fitzgerald to earn his stripes.

The Aylesbury teenager has come on leaps and bounds since his stunning TKO victory at the recent home show and needed to up his game against fearsome power-puncher Ali Qayumi from the highly regarded London Times Boxing Club.

As the bell rang both met in the middle of the ring and the London boxer scored first with a booming right hand.

Fitzgerald took a moment to compose himself and came right back with a thunderous uppercut of his own.

This seemed to set the ebb and flow of the fight until the final round, where Fitzgerald’s supreme conditioning took over and he brutalised his opponent with head and body combinations.

When the dust settled Fitzgerald’s hand was raised with all four judges in agreement as Aylesbury Boxing Club continued its fine run of results.