A PACKED crowd enjoyed an evening of pugilism staged by Droitwich Amateur Boxing Club at the Bromsgrove Sports and Social Club.
It was a successful night for the club’s boxers as they won seven of 11 contests.
Among the seniors light-heavyweight Anthony Badams, 26, stole the show with a second round stoppage of Lloyd Dyke from Leicester.
In a hard-hitting contest, Badams was the more accurate puncher and the referee stepped in to halt the bout.
Light-middleweight Aaron Beckford, 24, had a good points winover Bristol’s Richard Jackson.
Light-welterweight Sam Archer, 26, conceding weight to Marlowe’s Zane Malik, was retired at the end of the first round.
In one of the most exciting bouts of the evening, 17-year-old Nick Humphreys showed great promise in out-pointing Cheltenham’s Ben Richardson.
Humphreys twice forced the referee to intervene to give Richardson standing counts as he landed accurate and powerful punches in an all-action contest.
Veteran welterweight Michael Pardoe, 25, never seemed to get going in his top-of-the-bill clash with Ben Kaloza from Oxford.
Both boxers worked well to the body in a technical match, with Kaloza the more active in following through with two-fisted attacks and taking the decision.
Among the juniors there was a hat-trick of winners for Droitwich against Chepstow.
Mikey O’Toole, 14, continued his good form with an emphatic win over Jamie Morley, putting his recent defeat in the Schools National quarter-finals behind him with an outstanding performance.
Callum Underwood, 14, in his second bout, looked a talented prospect in out-pointing Chris Diston and Luke Evans, 13, out-fought Scott Webber for a points decision.
Solomon Butler, 12, also looked a star in the making as he out-pointed Warley’s Jorawar Shokker with distinguished performance.
Cousins Paul Butler, 14, and George Butler, 11, both put their heart and soul into hard contests which they lost on points, the former on a narrow of split decision.
In addition to the 11 contests there were two no-decision skills bouts for Droitwich boxers making their debuts, Josiah Bryan, 11, and Liam Jones, 10.