PORTLAND’S Charlie Farwell and Dorchester’s Charlie Gardner both lost out at Poole’s Friday Fight Night.

The night lived up to it’s reputation producing a programme of 16 terrific bouts.

Two youngsters Joe Jeff and William Winch went up in early fights, which were classed as skills bouts and thus both fighters were treated as victors.

Jeff was first up and took on Preston Hepburn from Portland in the opening bout.

Feathers were flying as both youngsters got stuck in to each other and there was no let up.

The skills bout turned into three exciting rounds of junior boxing.

Winch then took on Luke Chessel from Newport (IoW)

Winch immediately realised that Chessel was a southpaw, he changed tactics by keeping him at bay with some thunderous shots.

Chessel retaliated, working persistently to the body, but he was unable to outscore Winch who was forced to work well behind a spell of punching that kept him safely in the bout.

Winch regained his composure and showed a gritty performance against a very rangy opponent.

Congratulations to both boxers who took the bout at short notice.

Portland’s Farwell then faced Beau Waters from Golden Ring but lost out to the Southampton boxer.

The first round started fast and furious and it looked like the bell was not going to come soon enough for Waters as Farwell looked like he had all the trump tricks in his hands.

Waters seemed to weather the first storm and came back with a renewed vengeance, but could not dampen Farwell’s enthusiasm.

The third round was a cautious contest of in and out, making it difficult to make a decision of who had taken the spoils.

The Southampton boxer’s hands were raised, but the winning decision could have gone either way.

Gardner then took on home favourite Adam Cheshire from Poole.

Gardner had the bit between his teeth and started sinking in long shots to Cheshire’s head.

The quality punches seemed to be coming from Gardner who was in fine form, Gardner looked on top when his gumshield came spinning out of his mouth. After a quick respite he was ready for action again. Blows were traded again in the second, but Gardner lost his composure after his gumshield was dislodged again, after a second slinging punch to the jaw.

The ref called the bout off he felt that Gardner could be put under unnecessary pressure if he received another blow to the



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