Destructive Dalton’s all gold

Dalton with dad and trainer Grant
Dalton with dad and trainer Grant
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Steel City’s Dalton Smith continued his winning streak by claiming Tri Nations gold and he did so in destructive fashion.

Smith stopped the Welsh champion Jordan Evans from Maesteg in Friday’s semi before again forcing a stoppage in the final, this time over the winner of Scottish title holder Kieran McMaster (NorthWest). The 16-year-old won the Junior ABA title earlier this campaign and now has to be considered the best fighter at his age throughout Great Britain.

The heaviest hitters in the country descended on Leamington Spa last weekend and three were from Sheffield.

An event hosted by Cleary’s ABC was put on to showcase the best super-heavyweights in the country in a ‘Royal Rumble’.

Troubled St Vincent’s of West Bar, who are losing their premises and need to raise funds to renovate a new gym in Crookesmore, sent Danny Williamson and Arron Staley.

Williamson, seventh in the country, had an off night and was beaten. Staley shook off an injured hand to box to his second successive victory. Christian Kinsiona (Jubilee) also won on the night.

Parson Cross ABC have a big lad in their ranks too but he is only 15 and still growing!

Keeron Williams weighs in at 86kg already but he demonstrated he’s got skills too as he beat Brett Everitt (Aycliffe ABC) up in Durham.

Trainer Bob Wright said: “It’s going to be hard going for us to get this talented boxer fights outside the championships but I promise the home crowd in the forthcoming season that they will see something special from him.”

Sheffield clubs had a good time of it on Castle ABC’s show in Edlington. All of Sheffield Boxing Centre’s fighters won with Owen Durnan forcing a first round stoppage. Kane Salvin and Lyndon Edwards both went the distance to take unanimous wins. Jubilee ABC’s Mohammed Alqotaibi picked up a win over Barnsley Star’s Levi Kirk. Sheffield City ABC’s Nohmaan Hussain got a win in Manchester against Oldham’s Will Cawley.