Kye Minter was the star as Crawley Amateur Boxing Club hosted an evening of top class international boxing at the Felbridge Hotel on Friday night.
With new WBO top ten ranked, and European champion Ben Jones at ringside, and his manager/trainer Micky Alldis working the corner with veteran Paddy Harmey for the first time, this was certainly a memorable night of boxing.
Much credit for the successful night must go to matchmaker Paul Devlin for the cracking bill.
Minter, nephew of Crawley’s former undisputed World middleweight champion Alan Minter, produced a masterclass of boxing to help the home club in their encounter with German outfit Box-Club Gutersloh.
Teenager Minter started the contest in explosive fashion rocking back the German’s head with his heavy and accurate shots. The third and final rounds were explosive as the big-hitting Minter lived up to the family name in some style. Minter’s punches left the German with blood pouring from his damaged nose and very much a beaten man.
Crawley’s Will Kear looked well on his way to a welcome win over Connor Simes from the Hastings West Hill. A huge four-punch salvo from Simes saw the Crawley boy in trouble and his excellent cornerman Paul Devlin saved him from any further punishment when he threw the towel in.
Tobiano Mancuso grabbed his first win for Crawley with a well-earnt victory over Brighton’s Christian Cowley.
Junior - Fred Secular (Bromley) beat Harry Orsini (Horsham) points.
Justin Bender (Gutersloh) beat Paul Lee Cairns (Littlehampton) points.
Kai Rempel (Gutersloh) beat George Landers (Dagenham) points.
Senior - Nico Glasenapp (Gutersloh) beat Sher Khan (Crawley) points.
Lloyd Trewin (Crawley) beat Carl Turney (Littlehampton) points.
Vince McNeil (Brighton & Hove) beat Connor Wickens (Crawley) points.