Burton Park trio book places in National semis

Burton Park ABC trio Ellis Panter, Callum Latimer and Brandon Strand will all be in action in the National Schoolboy semi-finals this weekend

Burton Park ABC trio Ellis Panter, Callum Latimer and Brandon Strand will all be in action in the National Schoolboy semi-finals this weekend

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Burton Park ABC’s Callum Latimer, Brandon Strand and Ellis Panter have all booked their place in the national semi-finals at Doncaster on Saturday.

They boxed in Croxteth, Liverpool at the National Schoolboy quarter-finals trying to reach the heights of their club-mate Leo Playford who won gold in the Tri-Nnations a month ago.

Latimer, 13, was against Kyle Rushton from the Wildcard Gym in Liverpool and he looked a class act as he kept his range, making his opponent miss and then punishing him.

Rushton could not get into the bout due to the Burton boxer’s movement and skill set.

Latimer countered with speed and accuracy pulling out a unanimous points victory

Eleven-year-old Strand was in the Minors class at 35.5kg and boxed Michael Evans from Kirkby ABC.

He had a different contest to Latimer with the Kirkby stylist preferring to box in and out.

Strand, from Rothwell, had plenty to think about as he tried to find his rhythm with his opponent changing and moving a lot with his attacks.

The Burton Park boxer soon made his mind up that he had to put Evans under pressure and it paid off instantly.

Evans could not cope with the constant attacks of Strand and struggled to work up close.

He was deducted one point in the first and another in the second for holding.

Strand also got deducted a point for not breaking but edged a split decision after a very physical contest.

Ellis Panter, 11, was in the Minors class at 38.5kg and also had a tough one against tall southpaw Fraiser Peake from Gemini Venture in Liverpool.

Panter’s class gave him the edge when it came to style over strength.

He was on the front foot and timed his attack perfectly with hard back-hand counters and left hooks as Peake moved in.

The Liverpool boxer pushed right to the very end making it very difficult to pick a winner as both boys looked to have done enough in their own style.

However, the judges declared a split to Panter moving him on to England Boxing Schoolboy semis.