Llandudno Boxing Club’s Connor Burns was in action on the undercard of the illustrious World Series Boxing event in Newport this weekend, which was televised live on the BBC Red Button service.
Burns had the opportunity to avenge a very dubious defeat last month against the English Champion Owen Cooper, in an international contest held in England.
In the first round both boxers looked to impress with Burns happy to keep the action at long range and the shorter man, Cooper, trying to push forward in his aggressive style. After each attack by Burns, Cooper was quick to counter and the round was an even affair.
In round two it was Burns who took the initiative by scoring with fast clean combinations driving his opponent backwards and then stepping back away from his opponent to avoid Cooper’s counters.
Going in to the third round Cooper was visibly tired from the well timed uppercuts and body shots he’d soaked up in the second round. Burns was able to continue the excellent work to pick off his opponent with the classier shots. It saw Burns pick up a clear win and avenge his only loss out of eight contests this season.
Burns is now likely to meet Cooper in the GB finals due to be held in Scotland next month. Burns will now be the favourite pick up first GB gold medal.
Bangor’s Connor Burns is looking for sponsorship to help with the tough training schedule, his diet, travel and equipment costs incurred by the student. Anyone interested in sponsorship should contact head coach Mike Hogan 07879416516. Picture of Llandudno Boxing Club coaches and Connor Burns after his win (Mike Hogan, Lee Hogan, Connor Burns, Sam Hall).
Picture of Llandudno Boxing Club coaches and Connor Burns after his win (Mike Hogan, Lee Hogan, Connor Burns, Sam Hall).