Promising boxer Jake Simkins shapes up during training. The youngster scored a good win at Stuart Stone’s boxing promotion at Condong Bowls Club on Saturday.
Promising boxer Jake Simkins shapes up during training. The youngster scored a good win at Stuart Stone’s boxing promotion at Condong Bowls Club on Saturday. John Gass

McAndrew wins boxing bout

ABOUT 200 fight fans were treated to another evening of boxing at its best when Stuart Stone put on one of his regular fight promotions at Condong Bowls Club last Saturday night.

Mr Stone programmed eight bouts and two exhibition fights so there was enough leather thrown to satisfy all fans of the pugilistic art.

The biggest cheer of the night was reserved until the very last when Murwillumbah Boxing Club's Mick McAndrew had his arm raised in triumph by the referee after scoring a unanimous points victory over Grafton's tough Kurt Murphy in the main event.

Stone, who puts the polish on McAndrew at MBC, was thrilled by his charge's victory - his first in three bouts since making a return to the ring after a six year lay-off.

"Mick was beaten in split decisions in his two bouts last year and I thought he was a bit stiff in not to get the decisions in both," Stone said.

"He's trained the joint down since then and went into Saturday's night's bout in peak form and determined to turn his luck around."

McAndrew dominated throughout the four-rounder, out punching Murphy who, to give him his due, never stopped standing toe-to-toe and trading blows with his hard-punching opponent.

McAndrew though was the cleaner hitter of the two and took all four rounds comfortably.

Earlier on the card, Stone's promising junior Jake Simkins kept up his good recent record in chalking up a clear points win over Burleigh Heads' Jordan O'Brien.

"Young Jordan just couldn't handle Jake's southpaw style and was never really in with a winning chance from the opening clashes," Stone said.



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