Double success for Aylesbury boxing duo

Dave Joy and Eysah Khan
Dave Joy and Eysah Khan

Aylesbury Boxing Club closed out the 2014/15 campaign by taking two boxers on the road.

Firstly, travelling to the Kassam Stadium in Oxford was schoolboy debutant Eysah Khan, squaring off against Oxford’s George King Thompson.

Both fighters were participating in their first match and the nerves were evident in some early skittish exchanges before Khan began to settle and following a pep talk from his Aylesbury coaches, he landed some powerful combinations on his opponent and did enough to win the second round.

Khan then came alive in the third, keeping his opponent off balance with his jab and showing good footwork. All three judges scored a unanimous decision in favour of Khan.

Next up was welterweight Dave Joy, who was also participating in his first match as he faced the more experienced Andy Coxon, a Kettering Boxing Academy product.

Joy started strong and dished out punishment early, however it was not all one-way traffic as Coxon got off his own shots.

In the second, the two boxers stood toe-to-toe as Joy got the better of the exchanges but was then caught by a booming left hand by the Kettering man.

After resting between rounds, Joy recovered for the third and final round when both boxers swung from the fences in a a to-and-fro contest The cleaner work was coming from the Aylesbury boxer before the crowd gave the two men a standing ovation as the fighters embraced on the final bell.

The judges awarded 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 all in favour of the Aylesbury debutant.

“It is nice to see out the season with two good wins” said Aylesbury coach Sol Khan. “We still have the Haringey Cup tournament to go and we will be looking to better last years haul of a gold and silver medal.”