BOXING: Unanimous points victory for Morgan Ansell

Morgan Ansell and Leah Gunton
Morgan Ansell and Leah Gunton

Rugby High School girl looking forward to another England training weekend

Morgan Ansell and Leah Gunton from Cleary’s ABC at Leamington travelled all the way to East Hull last weekend, with only 24 hours notice.

Morgan Ansell winning her fight last weekend

Morgan Ansell winning her fight last weekend

Leah was undertaking her first skills bout and she took the opportunity with both hands and displayed a very confident performance. It was clear to see that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to move on to the next one. It won’t be long until Leah will be boxing and this young lady has championships written all over her.

Rugby High School student Morgan took on a very experienced and strong girl; Leah Steel from East Hull ABC. She took control of the bout early in the first round then carried on to control the bout throughout the remaining rounds. The England team member has improved dramatically over the summer with several England camps and she was awarded a unanimous points victory.

Afterwards Morgan, 15, commented on how good her opponent was and said how pleased she was with the result.

Coach Edwin Cleary added: “Both Leah and Morgan train very hard every day and put a huge effort into their boxing, on today’s performance I expect great things to come from both girls.”

Morgan will now travel to Birmingham this weekend to train with the female England squad.