Meins was unlucky to lose

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Dogsthorpe boxer Daniel Meins from the Peterborough Police Amateur Boxing Club was an unlucky loser at a show in Harwich last week.

Meins took on local fighter P. Gordon in a senior 68kg bout and outboxed him in all three rounds and forced him to take two standing eight-counts in the last round. Yet he still lost on a split decision.

“It’s really disheartening for boxers to get poor judging decisions, but that’s amateur boxing for you,” said Peterborough Police coach Chris Baker.

On the same show 14-year-old Edvinas Butkus from Bretton did well in a non-scoring skills bout against local fighter J. Kelly from Harwich.

Butkus showed great determination and skill and dominated the bout.

Two days later and Butkus was back in action in another skills bout at a show at the East Ham Working Mens Club in London. He fought a tough West Ham fighter called Imran Ahmed and again did well.

Coach Marc Burchett said: “Eddie pushed the lad back with great straight shots and if it had been a scoring bout Eddie would have definitely won.”

The Peterborough Police Amateur Boxing Club are putting on a show of their own at The Voyager Academy on Saturday November 28 starting at 3pm.

Many local boxers will be competing and tickets are available from Chris Baker on 07921095122. They are £10 for adults and £6 for under 15 year-olds.

The show is being sponsored by local businessman Stephen Pinning, who owns The Fane Clinic in Paston Ridings.