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Fight Factory trio prove to be a real knockout in Yate

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 19, 2014

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FIGHT Factory Gym boxers claimed three wins from three fights last Saturday at Yate leisure centre.

Coach Jon Pitman was "really proud" as promising amateur talents Akeem Brown, Max Mudway and Finlay Spackman all triumphed.

Spackman fought Swindon boxer John Varney with the schoolboys trading punches in the middle of the ring.

But 12-year-old Spackman soon had the ascendency with hurtful right hand punches to gain a clear unanimous points victory.

Welterweight Mudway faced dangerous opponent Jake Heal from Synwell, a relative veteran with over 40 contests under his belt.

Mudway (right) took the centre of the ring, working behind the jab with impressive head and foot movement.

Just as it looked like Mudway was getting a foothold in the bout, Heal would fight back with some hard-hitting punches of his own.

Neither man was giving an inch in the "fight of the night", according to Pitman.

But as the third round commenced Mudway's superior fitness and boxing ability was enough to overwhelm the more experienced Heal and earn Mudway a hard-fought split decision.

As the clock approached midnight, Brown took to the ring to fight Yeovil boxer Dean Dodge.

Dodge was seeking revenge after losing a split decision to Brown in the Western Counties lightweight final.

Brown's awkward southpaw stance saw the Gloucester fighter take control from the start, as the Yeovil man was constantly missing the target.

Dodge came back into the second round with a little more success, landing some decent hooks to Brown's head.

But the third round saw Brown step up a gear and clearly outclass Dodge, leaving him with a bloody face, to secure a unanimous win.

Fight factory owner and coach Pitman said: "Coaches Rich Man, Steve Trigg and I are really proud of what the lads achieved here tonight.

"They all had very hard contests and their wins are testament to how hard they all train and it was great to see so many travel to support the lads."

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