17th Aug, 2019

Droitwich boxer Hobby fights her way to second win of the season

Ben Tyler 22nd May, 2019

DROITWICH boxer Mimi Hobby claimed a second win out of three for the season, defeating Leah Green by unanimous decision after a stunning display over three rounds on Saturday.

Fighting at Willenhall Boxing Club, Hobby beat the home fighter in a 55kg bout, with the fitness of the 15-year old ultimately proving the difference as Green began to tire.

Dazzling her opponent with a combination of swinging right-hand punches and a solid jab, Mimi was able to control proceedings in the opening round, before having to soak up the pressure from her opponent in the second round – after being forced to go on the offensive.

Hobby held firm, and responded with a number of body shots of her own to score more points in her favour.

With the Willenhall boxer worn out, Mimi continued to land punches to seal a well-deserved victory by the call of the judges.

Droitwich ABC Head Coach Jason Doyle was enthused by the display of the club’s latest protégé.

“The sky really is the limit,” he said.

“Mimi is a brilliant prospect, and, in my opinion, could easily walk in the same footsteps as Ireland’s Katie Taylor if she continues what she’s doing.”

Doyle also said that the club is going from strength to strength, with the involvement of founder Chris Andrews, who still to this day is closely engaged with the club after 42 years, being a vital factor.

He also points to the impact of coach Jeff Adams, and administrator Simon Grahame, as being key contributor’s to the reputation that Droitwich ABC continues to build.

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