Bright future for Colne boxer (16)

Dean Thompson

Dean Thompson

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Young Colne boxer Dean Thompson gave a terrific account of himself in the semi-finals of the 52 kg ABAE Junior Championships at Saffron Walden 6th Form College on Saturday.

The 16-year-old Roche ABC fighter lost by one point to Rhys Thomas on a majority decision, but it represented a remarkable turnaround, after losing 14-2 to the same opponent just 18 months ago.

Coach Brian Roche was proud of his young protege: “It was a cracking fight, and Dean lost by a point, he showed how far he has come in the last 18 months. He’s a classy fighter, and I think he has a bright future, he has a great attitude and is fit as a fiddle.”