Dream debuts for boxing stars of the future

DEBUT DELIGHT --   Luke Moreton is held aloft by coach Shane McPhilbin after his victorious debut for Team Block.
DEBUT DELIGHT -- Luke Moreton is held aloft by coach Shane McPhilbin after his victorious debut for Team Block.
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The flourisihing Team Block semi-professional boxing academy in Hucknall and Bulwell has unearthed two more promising talents.

For both Luke Moreton and Brett Copson enjoyed successful debuts in the Ultra White Collar Boxing League at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Moreton looked up against it because his opponent, Reece Merchant, of Beeston, was heavier and more experienced. But he dropped Merchant in the first round with a solid combination and followed up with a terrific display of domination. Now Moreton is keen to get in another fight before the end of the year.

Cruiserweight Copson produced a tremendous performance, using his jabs and uppercuts perfectly to rattle another Beeston opponent, Aaron Browning.

It was a cracking bout, with most observers believing that Copson had done enough to win. However, controversially, it was adjudged to be a draw.

Said Team Block guru Shane McPhilbin: “Both lads were a credit to our gym. They are willing to learn and go out of their comfort zones. They look set to have good careers ahead of them.”

Two more new Team Block fighters, Danny Dykes and Otis Lookham, are set to make their debuts in Mansfield on Saturday 4th October.

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