Repton fighter Lewis loses final on countback

REPTON’S light-heavyweight Simon Lewis lost his ABA National Senior Novice bout against Birmingham rival Otis Treasurer by a countback, after they drew 13 all on points.

In a close hard-fought contest, the east Londoner seemed to have done enough, working harder than his Studio ABC opponent, but the judges saw differently and awarded Treasurer the 23-20 hits win.

Both fighters went into the bout unbeaten, with Lewis chalking up 10 wins compared to the 12 of the Birmingham boxer.

All three rounds were lively and competitive in an all action bout at Elmbridge Club in Hainault. Lewis looked to have landed more punches, but not on target according to the judges.

There was not much between them in the first round, but I thought he (Lewis) won both the second and third round,” Repton trainer Tony Burns said.

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At the time of going to print there are 22 bouts, with nine Lion boxers taking to the ring.

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Doors open at 6.30pm, with the boxing to start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost �10.

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