Fight of the night

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CLECKHEATON Boxing Academy started the new season with a double success at an event in Manchester.

There was huge anticipation at the appearance of Cleckheaton’s Ben Hargreaves against local favourite William Metcalfe.

It proved to be the fight of the night as Hargreaves won the first round. It was closer in the second while in the third Hargreaves made some telling punches and won the fight with a unanimous judges decision.

In another good match-up Cleckheaton’s 11-year-old Callum Grace secured his second win in three contests when he overcame William McFaul of the Middleton Select Club. He put in a really good performance to secure a unanimous victory.

The Cleckheaton Club based at the former Marsh Works in Bradford Road Cleckheaton ise looking forward to good season and has a strong squad. The club now also has eight ABA qualified coaches under head coach Keith Tate.