Horsham boxer dedicates win to pal

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BEN PRINGLE dedicated back-to-back wins to his friend George Magnus who is recovering from a car accident two weeks ago.

Dan’s two wins came during a superb two week spell for Horsham ABC, who are seeing the next generation of fighters come through.

First up, Sam Pocathary travelled to Butlins to appear on the Bognor ABC show against local boxer Callum Ide.

Sam boxed with skill and didn’t panic after suffering a knock down in the second round and recovered to pick his taller opponent off with his superior jab.

Also on the same event, young Thomas-Brandon Smith competed in a rematch from the Horsham show and again came up just short in a split decision loss.

The judges count back showed the bout couldn’t have been closer at 7-6 to the home boxer.

Pringle reaped the rewards for his dedication in the gym with his double win. He took a majority decision in the Hove show against an opponent from Ashford two weeks ago, and then on Saturday, Pringle was once again a majority points winner, against Lewis Jones from the Five Star Club, in Romford, Essex.

Trainer Dan Purchase said “I’m so pleased for Ben as he’s worked hard and had a tough drop with matches and decisions and he deserved these wins

“Five Star are a good quality club and Ben boxed well behind a stiff jab and was a clear winner.”

Pringle said he wanted to dedicate his wins to friend George and added: “All at Horsham ABC wish George a speedy recovery.”

Horsham also took three youngsters to a gym show in Southampton on Sunday December 11. Armani and Thomas-Brandon Smith along with Scott Buchannon all gave great accounts of themselves and more than matched their opponents in the no desicion bouts.