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Mason is a ‘Knock-Out’

Posted at 10:32 am on 3rd March, 2020

Boxing Success for Wellacre Student

Year 8 Wellacre student, Mason, has been proving he is fighting fit in the ring at a series of boxing shows. 

Mason, aged 12, has been boxing for two years and competed most recently with his club, Moss Side Fire Station. 

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On Saturday 21st February, the same night Tyson Fury took to the ring and won, Mason also competed at an amateur boxing show in Walkden!  

During the show, Mason claimed the victory in his boxing fight at 46kg by a unanimous judges’ decision. His opponent was seven fights undefeated, until he faced Mason in the ring.

In the last couple of years, Mason has competed in five boxing shows.  After losing his first fight, he went on to win the next four. 

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Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club is a club run by local firefighters and GMCFRS volunteers to support young community members.  Mason trains three times a week and also runs every other day to maintain his fitness.  Each session is a mixture of fitness nights, technical training and sparring. 

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Mason said:

“Boxing is a really good competitive sport; it’s good for my fitness, keeps me busy and is a great sport to learn discipline and respect.   I’m looking forward to turning 14 and can qualify for the North West Championships!”