Lisburn boxers crowned Champs
Those were Thomas Orr and Artur Sterns, who beat the recent Ulster Champion to take the crown
In all, the club entered four boxers as Ryan Roy and Jimmy Lavery.
Up first was Ryan Roy, who faced a tricky semi-final. Ryan was up against Jude Gallagher, a two-time Irish Champion with over 20 fights to his name compared to Ryan’s three.
As the bell sounded for the first round, Ryan started well, using his jab to good effect, moving very well and defending superbly.
The second round was much the same as Ryan counter-punched very well. It was a close round.
In the third, there were good punches thrown by both men but in the end, Ryan just lost out on a split-decision.
It was a fantastic effort by young Ryan and even his opponent said it was as hard a fight as he has ever had.
Up next was Thomas Orr in his final.
He was all ready to go and then news came through that his opponent had changed his mind and didn’t want to fight Thomas.
This isn’t the first time this has happened to the Lisburn boxer, which just goes to show how feared in is in boxing circles.
Next to take to the ring was Artur Stern, also in the final.
Without a fight for the previous four months, Artur was pitted against the recent Ulster Champion; a tough boy who would be no push-over.
The first round began and Artur started well, out-punching his opponent and pushing him back onto the ropes.
In the second round,Artur’s opponent came out stronger and caught the Lisburn boxer with some nice hooks.
However, Artur responded and upped his work-rate. He again put his man on the back foot and sent him to the canvas with a wicked right hook.
The opponent got up and the referee gave him and eight count.
Arture began as he did in the first round to completely dominate the fight.
In the third round, Artur received an injury to his right arm but carried on and in the end, got his rewards as he won the fight to be crowned County Antrim Champions Boy Seven at 81KG.