Boxer Tom produces Titanic performance

All Saints Boxing Club boxer Tom Stokes pictured with coaches TJ and Dermot Hamill at Belfast's Titanic Building, where he competed against an American opponent.
All Saints Boxing Club boxer Tom Stokes pictured with coaches TJ and Dermot Hamill at Belfast's Titanic Building, where he competed against an American opponent.

All Saints boxer Tom Stokes recorded a fine victory against a strong Washington team last week at the Titanic Building in Belfast.

Southpaw Stokes, who only joined the Cushendall Road club two weeks ago after moving to Ballymena, wowed the packed crowd with slick counter punching and hit and move tactics to a unanimous win decision of the Judges.

All Saints coach Dermot Hamill said: “It was a fine display from young Stokes.

“He was very patient and controlled the fight against an aggressive American.

“He’s only with us a few weeks and it was a bit of a learning curve for myself and TJ as coaches as to what Tom has and what now we can work on in progressing him into what we class as the finished article.”

The 14 year old Stokes will be back in training this week as All Saints prepare their stable of fighters for the up an coming mid season fight night at The Adair Arms Hotel on November 28.

Tickets are now on sale and officials advise the public to get their tickets early as the event has sold out in recent years.

All the club’s up and coming Stars will be on show and it will be a night not to be missed.