A CAREER-BEST performance has secured Buxton Amateur Boxing Club’s Adam Sircar the vacant Light Welterweight Derbyshire Challenge Belt.
In a contest worthy of the prestigious county belt, Sircar was crowned champion after being awarded the judges’ decision against Spire Amateur Boxing Club’s Danny Hewitt.
Both boxers comfortably passed the scales for the headline bout of the evening, boxed over three, three-minute rounds.
Sircar knew his opponent would be well-schooled and pressure him in front of his home fans, however the Buxton boxer made his 30-bout experience count and looked sharp and well-prepared in the opening minute.
Settling into a rhythm, Sircar continued to warm to the task and boxed an excellent first round. Hewitt pressed gamely but Sircar looked to slip, move, change angles and land with his own shots.
The Buxton boxer continued to impress in the second round, this time loading a second phase to his attack after changing the angle on his opponent. Hewitt throughout continued to pressure and looked to score with fast clusters of punches when his opponent was backed up, however it was Sircar who landed the eye-catching shots and looked the more accomplished boxer.
As the bout entered the final round, Sircar was encouraged to remove any doubt from the judges’ mind and close out a perfect performance, and was rightfully awarded the decision at the end of a bout which both boxers could be proud of.
Buxton ABC’s Cam Atkinson appeared on the undercard and lost his contest. Atkinson always had the skill and ability to press his opponent, but admitted he struggled with fitness following a two-year lay-off.