Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club's Terry Dean Smith stars at home show at Ludlow Racecourse (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club's Terry Dean Smith stars at home show at Ludlow Racecourse
TEENAGE sensation Terry Dean Smith is the pride of Ludlow Amateur Boxing Club after triumphing in front of more than 300 fans at an actionpacked home show.
Terry wore the cross of St George on his shorts and jumped for joy after securing a majority decision after three entertaining rounds against Welsh champion Lewis Gardner, from Dyffryn.
“It was a tough fight but I was not quite myself,” said 13-yearold Terry, who was the host club’s sole winner in Friday’s successful dinner show at Ludlow Racecourse.
Chris Preece was called ‘a lion’ by Ludlow chairman Tony Sewell after getting up from the canvas in a thrilling contest against Droitwich’s Lewis Vine.
Preece, from Cleobury, bounced back after his secondround knock-down and ended up on the losing side of a majority decision from the judges.
Preece and Vine were awarded trophies for being involved in the best senior bout of the night and the thrill-aminute contest brought down the curtain on an excellent night’s entertainment.
“Being knocked down made me more determined and I came back twice as hard,” said Preece. “We are going to have a re-match. We were supposed to have fought in the last show at Ludlow. It didn’t happen then – but this fight was worth the wait.”
Chadd Woodfield, with dad Colin in his corner, was backed by a vocal crowd and gave another impressive display, losing out to a majority decision against Downend’s Owen Pirret.
The fight was an explosive one, with Chadd and his rival picking up the honour for the best junior contest of the evening.
Arnold Edmonds, from Lacon Childe School, gave a mature display in a unanimous defeat against Donnington’s Ayan Mahmood.
Ashley Moule, from Bucknell, another Lacon Childe School pupil, lost a majority decision against Heart of Devon’s Ollie Watt.
Ashley, 12, defeated his Devon opponent three weeks earlier.
James Key, from Cleobury, featured eighth on the card and demonstrated his maturity against Dyffryn’s Sion Yaxley before losing by a unanimous verdict.
Tom Morris, wearing his Bad Boy shorts, was ahead in a controversial contest against Heart of Devon’s Nathan Hatton.
However, the referee disqualified both boxers in the second round when they landed blows after the official called for the duo to break from a clinch.
Club chairman Sewell said: “It was a great show with nearly a full card of Ludlow boxers.”
Sewell added: “Chris Preece did really well, especially considering he got knocked down.
“But Chris got back up and fought like a lion.”