Ladies’ boxing comes to Jersey

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Americans Jessica Fletcher and Lorraine Infante fought in the recent Dover Knights tournament in New Jersey and they are again on the bill next weekend in what is believed to be the first ever women’s contest seen in the Island.

Leonis coach Dave Thompson said: ‘The young ladies fought in New York.

It was a good bout and there was certainly no messing about.

They certainly know how to box.

It’s something different for Jersey and I’m sure our supporters will enjoy the rematch and support it.’ Jersey boxer Ben Murray, who watched the girls’ bout in America, said: ‘They put on a great bout in New Jersey.

In fact, their contest was better than some of the men’s bouts, and I certainly would not have liked to have been in the ring with either of them! ‘They are handy girls, highly skilled and very aggressive.

There was some good technique, too.

It certainly wasn’t a go-forward-and-slug-it-out contest and I’m sure our supporters will get right behind them when they step into the ring again next weekend.’ Murray will miss next weekend’s rematch because he will be in action in the Western Counties Championship – the first steps, he hopes, on the road to ABA glory.

‘I’m feeling great and I hope to go all the way this time,’ Murray said yesterday.

‘I have the experience of ABA championships for the last two years so I know what to expect.’

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