BOXING: Great debut victory for Tanyal

Tanyal Eryilmaz
Tanyal Eryilmaz

The George Bilton ABC

Fifteen-year-old Tanyal Eryilmaz from the George Bilton ABC stepped up for his first fight on Thursday.

Tanyal, who only started boxing six months ago and is trained by new coach Jon Finch, only had one day’s notice to prepare. They didn’t know anything about his opponent other than he boxes in Hall Green and weighs 64kg, making him 2kg heavier than Tanyal.

The first round didn’t start the way they had hoped as Tanyal was knocked down from a heavy right hook. But then Tanyal’s fitness and class started to show and he came back with a number of combinations to win the three-round fight by a unanimous decision.

Coach Jon added: “Tanyal has shown massive improvements in the gym since he has been training with us and I really feel that if he continues to put the effort in we could well have a star on our hands.

“We would like to thank Stone Wall Security and Rugby Scaffolding who provide our kit and funding to keep the club alive.”

Anyone interested in boxing is very welcome to attend the club’s sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-7.30pm, £1 admission.