Early-season gold for Braid boxer Glen
BRAID Amateur Boxing Club have once again started off the season picking up gold at the first competition of the year.
Glen Timperly, a student at St Louis Grammar, produced a top rate performance to outwork Pegasus ABC Downpatrick’s Hugh Flanagan.
Also picking up gold by way of walkover was Braid boxer Alan Philpott.
Glen, who boxed in the Final of the Intermediate level Co Antrim Novice championships last Friday night at the Dockworkers club in Belfast, was over the moon with his win.
Glen had been training really hard in the run up to this competition and had put in some hard rounds of sparring with club mates so it was great to see all the hard work pay off. Glen outworked and out boxed and the strategy to work the body really paid off.
Good clean body shots were not only hurting Flanagan but were also catching the eyes of the judges.at one stage in the third round it looked like Glen was capable of stopping his opponent but In the end it was a unanimous decision for Braid ABC.
“I am really happy for glen and this win , he works really hard in the Gym and is dedicated to the sport,” says head coach John McLeister.
“The club is going really well with an exciting buzz around the gym with all the boys.
“In two weeks time we have the Ulster Novice Intermediate championships were we will once again be entering two Boxers, Marc Beattie and Alan Philpott.
“Unfortunately Glen is now no longer considered a novice and will have to wait a little longer for his next outing.
“Our youngest boxers will be in action shortly when two more potential champions will be making their presence felt in the Ulster championships for those aged between 11-13 year olds.
“Tyler McMullan will make his debut and we are really excited to watch him to this as we feel he has a big future. he is a natural wee boxer with great energy and work rate.
“He will be joined by Chris Hagan who is traning really hard and has the potential to become an excellent prospect. both these young boys will no doubt join the ever growing production line of champion boxers to come out of the Braid club in recent years.
“Braid Boxing has a very strong team and we hope to compete at every level this incoming season but right now the glory belong to the one who was actually in the Arena.
“Everyone at Braid ABC would like to congratulate Glen on his gold medal winning success,” added John.