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Toby Herbert wins Boxer of the Night award at Progress Boxing Club's home show


By Sport Diss


Gareth Edwards believes that teenage debutant Toby Herbert was a deserved winner of the Boxer of the Night award at Progress Boxing Club’s latest show.

The 14-year-old won on points against Spalding’s Mason Minall at the club’s show at Hope Church, in Diss, on Saturday, with the performance in his first bout earning him the prize.

“It was well deserved,” Edwards, the club’s head coach, said. “It was Toby’s first bout and he boxed really well. At six foot two he’s really tall for a 14-year-old and he used it to his advantage.”

Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Bout 12 - (Red) Toby Herbert (Progress) v (Blue) Mason Minall (Spalding).Winner - Unanimous Decision - Toby Herbert. (5790560)
Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Bout 12 - (Red) Toby Herbert (Progress) v (Blue) Mason Minall (Spalding).Winner - Unanimous Decision - Toby Herbert. (5790560)

Herbert was one of seven Progress boxers in action at the weekend, with Jimmy Ellwood also victorious and Malachi Flowerdrew and Jamieson Chambers both losing out on points.

The night started with Progress youngsters Harvey Garnham, 11, and 11-year-old twins Archie and Jake Boyce-Moore competing in skills bouts.

Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Skills Bout 3 - (Red) Harvey Garnham (Progress) v (Blue) Casey Royal (Fenland Sparta). (5728131)
Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Skills Bout 3 - (Red) Harvey Garnham (Progress) v (Blue) Casey Royal (Fenland Sparta). (5728131)

Flowerdrew, 13, then lost out to Ellis Bamsey, from Kings Heath, on points, before Ellwood, 14, won on points against Chalvedon’s Levi Crabb.

Herbert put in the performance of the night to defeat Minall on points, while in the final bout Chambers lost on points to Chalvedon’s Kevin Szymanski.

Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Skills Bout 6 - (Red) Jake Boyce-Moore (Progress) v (Blue) Ezah Gaskin (New Saints). (5728133)
Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Skills Bout 6 - (Red) Jake Boyce-Moore (Progress) v (Blue) Ezah Gaskin (New Saints). (5728133)

“It was a fantastic night,” Edwards said. “We had around 300 people there, so it was a full house.

“It was the second show we’ve put on at Hope Church, which is a good venue and we’ll be using it again for our next show in May.

Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Bout 17 - (Red) Jamieson Chambers (Progress) v (Blue) Kevin Szymanski (Chalvedon).Winner - Unanimous Decision - Kevin Szymanski. (5824077)
Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Bout 17 - (Red) Jamieson Chambers (Progress) v (Blue) Kevin Szymanski (Chalvedon).Winner - Unanimous Decision - Kevin Szymanski. (5824077)

“I just want to thank all the local support we’ve had and also to our coaches at the club Billy Ellwood, Steffan Coombes, Neil Sizer and Kieron Sizer for all the work they do.”

For more information about Progress Boxing Club, please call Gareth on 07983 721951.

Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Bout 11 - (Red) Jimmy Ellwood (Progress) v (Blue) Levi Crabb (Chalvedon).Winner - Split Decision - Jimmy Ellwood. (5728135)
Progress Boxing - Diss Hope Church Show. Bout 11 - (Red) Jimmy Ellwood (Progress) v (Blue) Levi Crabb (Chalvedon).Winner - Split Decision - Jimmy Ellwood. (5728135)


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