Boxing: Perfect start as Butler seals win

Declan Butler of Buxton ABC.
Declan Butler of Buxton ABC.

Dec Butler opened his account for the season, as he kicked off the new season for Buxton Amateur Boxing Club in Leicester.

Boxing against a local opponent, Butler was keen to put last year behind him, when he was plagued with injury niggles.

The youngster’s strong showing ensured the club kicked off the 2013/14 season in perfect style

Entering the ring at 71kg Butler looked the stronger boxer against his taller opponent.

He quickly settled into a rhythm and looked comfortable on the jab, and dangerous when he was able to move in range.

Butler continued in the same manner as the fight wore on, landing with sufficient force for the referee to halt proceedings with a standing eight count.