Ledbury Boxing Club's fighting Florences enjoy success at Ludlow and Birmingham (From Hereford Times)
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Ledbury Boxing Club's fighting Florences enjoy success at Ludlow and Birmingham
3:30pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
LEDBURY’S fighting Florences have added more victories to their impressive CVs.
Fourteen-year-old Kevin Florence lived up to his ‘Golden Boy’ tag with a hard-fought victory at a show in Ludlow.
The Ledbury Boxing Club youngster gained a majority verdict against Small Heath’s Connor Goodchild at Ludlow Racecourse.
Kevin had ‘Golden Boy’ emblazoned on his shorts and he didn’t disappoint the audience in the ninth fight on the action-packed 14-strong card last Friday night.
The boxer had his dad Fred and mum Helen in the corner as he picked up his 10th amateur win from 20 fights.
Kevin’s 16-year-old brother Alex Florence was the under-dog when he took on to take on North Side ABC’s Ryan Walsh in Birmingham but came through through three hard rounds to claim an excellent victory on a unanimous decision.
“I am more than happy with Alex’s performance, speed, power, skill and maturity,” said Fred Florence. “I will box him against anybody in the world in his age and weight so if anybody has anyone to match him, please get in contact.”
Anybody interested in boxing at the Ledbury club, who train five days a week, should call 01531 631879 or visit ledbury amateurboxingclub.co.uk