Hatty a big hit at well-attended Mytholmroyd fight night

The Hebden Bridge boxers before last weekend's show at Mytholmroyd Community Centre
The Hebden Bridge boxers before last weekend's show at Mytholmroyd Community Centre

It was a case of ladies first when Hebden Bridge BC held its second and final show of the season at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

There were 11 bouts for a big, appreciative audience to enjoy last Saturday and the pick of them was undoubtedly a clash featuring Bridge’s Hatty Nylan.

She was taking on Lindsey Buczynsky from Halliwell ABC in Bolton for a third time, the pair having gained one verdict each in their previous bouts.

Nylan won unanimously this time over four rounds of two minutes at 57 to 60kg to take her overall record to 13 wins from 17 bouts.

The action was so good that Nylan won the boxer of the night award and her opponent took the best visiting fighter trophy.

The other home club highlight was an impressive debut for 17-year-old Odhran McCann, who has moved from Northern Ireland to Luddenden Foot.

He stopped Terry Mourhan from Littleborough ABC in the first round and Bridge club chief Clayton Varey said: “He is a big, strong lad who looks a good prospect.”

Not everything went so well for Bridge.

Star boxer George Standring has a thumb injury and was unable to fight but hopes to return before the end of the season at a competition in Hull next month.

Luckless youngster Jay Nelson was left frustrated when his opponent didn’t show and there were defeats for Bridge boxers Benjamin Crouch, Dan Safa, Dominic Hainsworth, Stefan Baxter and Jack Hirst.

Crouch and Baxter both lost on split decisions and Baxter’s open age fight at 76kg against Adam Walmsley of Sedburgh ABC was very entertaining with some big shots from both boxers.

Bridge’s Tyler Brocklehurst was on the right end of a close verdict against fellow 11-year-old Daniel Finchette from Halifax Police ABC.

Crouch’s sister Helena, 10, had earlier faced an opponent from Northamptonshire in a skills bout, so there was no verdict, but both impressed.

Varey said: “It was a cracking night and there was great support from the crowd for the visiting boxers as well as our fighters.”