Stephen Maylett

Manchester boxing coach Stephen Maylett writes in his monthly boxing column about the progress of his boxing prospects Karl Place and Terry Flanagan after their recent wins and the help given them by the kind friends of The Clarendon pub in Monsall, Manchester to raise funds to help the pair out with equipment and medical bills.  
Both Karl and Terry kept there un-beaten records in tact as they stole the show with dazzling performances. Last month’s Manchester Velodrome boxing card named ‘Overdue’, did not disappoint as spectators went home satisfied with the skills they seen on show.

Karl had the best performance of his career has he patiently took apart the tricky Michael Frontin. Karl looked to box more from the start of this contest unlike in some of his previous fights where he has looked for an early KO.
Steve and Terry after victory

Karl stuck to the game plan that he has been working on in the gym, which pleased me. Karl got better in every round landing more cleaner shots and upping his work rate. He had Frontin going in the third but he was saved by the bell.

Showing more maturity in the fourth he didn’t rush in for the stoppage. The fifth round saw Karl up his work rate and start to put a bit more venom in the punches resulting in Frontin hitting the canvas 3 times before the referee stopped the contest.
This is an excellent feat as Frontin had never been stopped and has only boxed prospects. People in the no will take note of this result. Karl’s record is now an impressive 9-0 with 6kos . 
Terry also shown why he is one of the best kept secrets in British boxing has he gain his third stoppage in a row.
Looking super sharp, Terry was in superb shape for this fight. After another late replacement Terry boxed the Hungarian Ignac Kassai. From the start you could see the gulf in class as Terry landed every shot in the book.
Kassai managed to see out the first round. The fight was all but over 3 punches into the second with a straight left from the southpaw stance putting the Hungarian down, he got up only to take another barrage of punches before he was down for the second time. The referee had seen enough and waved the contest off.
Karl Place

Terry now also an impressive 7-0 3kos. I’m happy the way the lads performed and they’re are better nights yet to come, they are both improving loads and adding to there talent all the time. 
Both the lads sold over 200 tickets and would like to thank everyone who came for their support.

This was the first time they have boxed in Manchester in front of there home crowd and because the show was a success manager Steve Woods has promised to put another show on in March giving both fighters the chance to showcase their talent in front of another home crowd and to help build up even more of a fan base.
Both lads are scheduled to fight in again in November on a Frank Maloney show and should receive Sky coverage.
I would like to say a big thank you to our friends at The Clarendon pub in Monsall, who last Friday held a support night, to raise funds to help the pair out with equipment and medical bills. This was a great gesture from Roy and Bunner.
The night went down well raising over £800. Again Me, Karl and Terry would like to thank everyone who shown their support and would like to give a special thanks to big Steve, Roy and Bunner we really appreciate it.


By Stephen Maylett


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