Pardoe in bullish mood after first England showing - The Droitwich Standard

Pardoe in bullish mood after first England showing

Droitwich Editorial 24th Oct, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

SPA BOXER Michael ‘Buller’ Pardoe was understandably pleased as punch as he represented England for the first time in an international tournament.

The 27-year-old, who represents the Droitwich Amateur Boxing Academy and has more than 150 fights under his belt, gave a superb account of himself against Ireland.

In the light welterweight contest, he went up against David McLaughlin in front of a sell-out crowd at Aston Villa’s Holte Suite which included 35 of his own friends and family.

Unfortunately, the judges narrowly scored the bout in favour of the Irishman in a split decision vote.

However, Pardoe won’t have too long to wait to get his revenge as he will be heading over the Irish Sea in early December for a re-match against the same opponent.

“It was a really close fight and I posted it on Facebook without the result and most people thought I had won,” he said.

“Nevertheless walking out into the packed hall and looking down at the England badge on my vest was a very proud moment and something I will always remember.”

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