Chadd Woodfield and Terry Dean Smith win for Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club in dinner show at Ludlow Racecourse (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Chadd Woodfield and Terry Dean Smith win for Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club in dinner show at Ludlow Racecourse
CHADD Woodfield and Terry Dean Smith packed the leading punches for Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club in their hugely successful dinner show.
The young thoroughbreds triumphed for the hosts in front of around 400 fight fans at Ludlow Racecourse.
Chadd, 13, responded positively to chants of ‘Turbo’ to secure Ludlow’s opening victory on the card.
He threw some accurate punches in a stylish display to get a unanimous decision over Wolverhampton’s Kyle Salvo.
“That was my second fight at my home show and that was my first win at Ludlow,”said Chadd.
“I had a table full of friends and family and it was the best that I have ever fought.”
Terry Dean Smith turns 13 next Monday and he had an early birthday present with Ludlow’s second win.
He shone against Wellington’s Aziz Hussain with his dad Terry and grandfather Ronnie watching in the viewing area.
Ter ry switched styles throughout the three-round cadet contest and used his quick feet and hands to defeat Hussain with a unanimous verdict. It was his sixth win in nine bouts.
Arnold Edmonds, who opened Friday’s show, and Joseph Johnstone have only been at the Ludlow club a couple of weeks.
The pair featured in the best junior and senior fights, respectively.
There were eight Ludlow boxers on the 14- fight card which contained some explosive action.
There was disappointment for Ludlow’s James Key, who fought well but was edged out by Newtown’s Nathan Williams in a majority decision which was unpopular with the home crowd.
Ludlow’s Chris Roberts had to retire after injuring a shoulder throwing his first punch against David Bryne from Nechells Green.
Ludlow’s Ashley Moule, aged 12, showed bravery after suffering a bleeding nose in the early stages of his loss to the impressive Reece Salvo from Wolverhampton.
And Ludlow’s Tom Morris, from Burford, made his debut in a heavyweight contest.
He lost against Essington’s Andrew Owen.
Chairman Colin Woodfield was a proud clubman and a father.
“Chadd fought well – it was probably the best he’s fought,” said Woodfield.
“He had fought the lad a couple of times before. Hopefully, it will spur on him.”
Woodfield added: “James Key boxed well – his opponent was tucked in nice and tight.
“The crowd weren’t happy with the result but he was hitting to blocks rather than scoring punches.
“I thought Chris Roberts was unlucky too.
He popped his shoulder with his first punch of the night. He trained hard for the night and the doctor called it off.
“It would have been nicer had a few more of the Ludlow lads won – but that’s sport.”
Woodfield also paid tribute to the club’s hard-working secretary Flo Hadley and coach Stuart Richards. He also thanked all the sponsors who had supported the show.
Ludlow Boxing Show
Home fighters’ results
Arnold Edmonds (Ludlow) lost to
Michael Wiltshire (Capitol) –
Ashley Moule (Ludlow) lost to Reece
Salvo (Wolverhampton) – unanimous
Chadd Woodfield (Ludlow) beat Kyle
Salvo (Wolverhampton) – unanimous
Terry Dean Smith (Ludlow) beat Aziz
Hussain (Wellington) – unanimous
Tom Morris (Ludlow) lost to Andrew
Owen (Essington) – unanimous
Joseph Johnstone (Ludlow) lost to
Anthony Manning (Nechells Green) –
Chris Roberts (Ludlow) lost to David
Bryne (Nechells Green) — Ref stopped
fight due to injury.
James Key (Ludlow) lost to Nathan
Williams (Newtown) – Majority
Other results from show:
Dilal Nadeem (Wellington) lost to Richard
Evans (Droitwich) – Majority decision.
Oliver Grosvenor (Wolverhampton) beat
Rhys Williams (Newtown) – Unanimous decision.
Colby Robson (Wellington) lost to Jacob
Alleyne (Capitol) – Majority decision.
Connor Goodchild (Small Heath) lost to
Kevin Florence (Ledbury) – Majority decision.
Jack Monaghan Small Heath) beat Daniel
O’Sullivan (Wolverhampton) – Majority decision.
Noel Smith (Kingsheath) lost to Joe
Stevenson (Walsall Wood) – Unanimous decision.