Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boxing: Reed about Gavin's Victory

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boxing: Reed about Gavin's Victory

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Byline: By Eric Paylor Evening Gazette

Gavin Reed brought the house down with a superb battling victory on a lively show at Redcar Workingmen's Club.

The Redcar ABC bantamweight earned a unanimous points win against J Rehinia from Bradford Police on the Redcar show, which earned him the best senior boxer of the night award.

The all-action bout was fully appreciated by the crowd, with Rehinia named best runner-up.

This was Gavin's fourth win out of four and he is finishing the season very strongly.

The Redcar man had earlier recorded his third win when stopping C Taylor from Newbiggin on a club show in Northumberland.

Another good winner on the Redcar show was light-heavyweight Danny Dixon, making his ring debut.

The Redcar boxer never stopped working and beat Sitard Chairne from Bradford Police on unanimous points to earn the best youth winner award.

Redcar welterweight Lee Marshall was involved in a cracking contest with C Carrick from Albert Hill, with Lee deservedly edging the verdict on a majority vote.

Middleweight Dave French was very unlucky in his clash with T Turnbull from Hylton castle. The Redcar boxer suffered a broken nose in the first round and had to retire.

Tommy Jaffrey from Ormesby produced a strong performance at light-heavyweight to edge out Paul Gilding from Redcar on unanimous points in another hotly contested bout.

Mick Ryan from the Headland won a heavyweight contest when Aidan Beech from Redcar retired in the third. And Redcar's Terry Maskell was stopped in the last round of a light-welterweight clash by L Cope from Bishop Auckland.

There was a cracking junior contest between Sean McBride from Redcar and Chris Peacock from Middlesbrough ABC.

Sean, making his ring debut, used his extra height and reach and won a unanimous decision and the best junior of the night award.

Jack Wiley from Redcar was another excellent debut winner, showing plenty of skills in beating J McFarland from Bishop Auckland on a majority. …

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