Mixed fortunes for local boxers

There was a difficult contest for Jamie MacDowell, Arbroath ABC, against the more experienced Denbeath southpaw William MacDonald at Peterhead Leisure Centre.

Jamie boxed patiently behind a tight defence throughout the bout hurting his opponent with heavy punches several times during the contest.

MacDonald had fast hands throwing multiple punches in the second with Jamie blocking most of them. The Arbroath lad was the stronger down the home stretch but the Denbeath boxer was awarded a majority points win.

In a quality bout between two evenly matched boxers, Arbroath’s Terry Ballantine had Elgin man Euan Macleod on the back foot for most of the bout and landed the harder punches.

His opponent was a good counter puncher and the styles made for an entertaining contest. Ballantine rocked his opponent to his boots in the second round, and it was only Macleod’s fitness and courage that kept him on his feet.

Both boxers battled it out to the final bell, with Macleod winning by the narrowest of margins.

The top of the bill bout between Arbroath’s Darren Foster and Ben Hewiston of Peterhead ABC did not disappoint. The heavier Peterhead man found himself in a fight with Foster who is in the best form of his life.

The Arbroath man’s hand speed and head movement were too much for Hewiston who found himself on the end of quality combinations to head and body. It was hard work for the Peterhead man who was trying to hold Darren on the inside.

Foster only got stronger as the bout progressed and was in full flight at the end of the fourth landing punches at will. Foster was awarded a well deserved decision and makes it four top of the bill wins in a row against home boxers.