BOXING: Bicester duo star on bows

Callum Painting (left) with Bicester Boxing Club coach Daza Usher

Callum Painting (left) with Bicester Boxing Club coach Daza Usher

First published in Sport

Bicester Boxing Club’s leading juniors Callum Painting and Frazer Kernan had impressive debuts at the Ulti-mate Amateur show in Cheltenham.

Painting, 13, from Bicester Community College (pictured above with coach Daza Usher), beat Michael Lynch in a 45kg contest.

The Bicester fighter came in behind a tight guard and used slick head movement to avoid his tall and wiry rival.

Painting was firing left and right hooks to the body and head to leave Lynch dazed.

A left hook to the body had his rival reeling and he failed to reappear as Painting took a technical knockout win.

Kernan, 12, who was on the books of Chelsea FC saw off Daniel Jones (Cheltenham BC) in a tight 35kg contest.

He took advantage of his height advantage to work behind his jab.

Kernan increased the intensity in second round before taking control in the finale for a unanimous decision.

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