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Sol packs a punch for Dorchester
SOL Gilday-Evans of Dorchester & District ABC gave the punters something worth watching at the Blandford ABC Tournament.
In boxing terms, Sol, now 17, has come of age and learnt what it is like to mix with the big boys at the show.
The Dorchester puncher takes no prisoners and he causes a number of problems for his opponents and in Blandford it was no different.
Maxwell Manston of the host club was his older and more experienced opponent, but he forgot to duck in the third round.
The first saw Manston come out strongly and look too busy a puncher for Gilday-Evans, but the latter showed immense courage by staying with him and blocking most of his heavy shots.
After some advice from his corner, the Dorchester bruiser put his rival under heavy pressure but the Bland-ford fighter made several determined efforts to out-hit Gilday-Evans.
This only served to allow the county town boxer to pin his foe on the ropes and land some classy shots.
The third round saw Gilday-Evans approach at a cautious pace as Manston came in with some accurate shots – until he was caught with a right to the head that shook him to the boots.
Gilday-Evans was given the majority decision at the end of an all-action encounter when coaches Ben Geyser and Pete Ewan praised their man and agreed Manston was no push-over.
Anyone wishing to join Dorchester & District ABC can telephone Ben on 832249.