Summer Rumble Proves a Knockout!

Sun, 2001-09-16 01:00

Two young boxers who train in East Durham have added more wins to their records after victories at the Summer Rumble event held at the Stadium of Light on July 15th.

Glenn Foot and Paul Archer, who are both trained by David Binns at East Durham College in Peterlee were both on the bill at the prestigious event which feature some of the best boxers in the North East.

The Summer Rumble was promoted by Phil Jeffries, the dad of Olympic bronze medallist and ex-East Durham College student Tony Jeffries, and was packed with North East talent.

Glenn “The Hammer” has been out of action for around 18 months but was back to his best as he added another knockout to his record when he defeated his opponent James Flinn in the third of four rounds.

Foot now has an impressive record of seven wins from as many contests with four not going the allotted distance.

Glenn from Marley Pots said: “I have prepared for this fight like I have never been away. I’m over the moon with the performance that has shown I’m back in business”

Constant pressure and strong shots to the body wore down Flinn and the 30-year-old had enough as the referee waved his hands to end the fight igniting cheers and applause from Glenn’s hundreds of followers.

Paul Archer also added another win to his flawless record as he defeated Matt Seawright over six rounds.

The 21-year-old from Easington, was “gutted” to be matched against a journeyman after fellow unbeaten boxer Adam Kettleborough withdrew.

He said: “A win is a win. I can’t say much more than that. At this stage in my career I can’t do anything else than try to get better and fighting people like this is teaching me the trade”

Archer sent Seawright to the canvas in the fifth with a stunning left hand that summed up his sharp performance.

Dave Binns, Head Boxing Coach at East Durham College and who is also a Regional Coach for ABAE (Amateur Boxing Association of England), said: “I’m so proud of both the lads, they have done really well.

“Both Glenn and Paul have a fantastic attitude towards training and they are very focused on what they want to achieve”