Billy Cowling with his trophy from the Trinity ABC show at Trowell. Photograph: Contributed
Billy Cowling with his trophy from the Trinity ABC show at Trowell. Photograph: Contributed

​Teenage boxer Billy Cowling took a well-deserved win against Owen Heart at the Trinity ABC show at Trowell.

Cowling, 13, of Newark who represents the South Normanton School of Boxing, won on a split decision.

After losing a close first round he went toe to toe in the next two rounds, pushing his opponent back to take a well-deserved win.

Cowling is in action again on Sunday when the South Normanton School of Boxing host their second Newark show at the Cedric Ford Pavilion on Newark Showground.

Competing alongside Billy will be Charlie Pearson, Andrew Price, Harrison Dixon and Harley Gregory as well as other local boxers.

Doors open at 1pm and the first bout will be at 2pm approximately.

Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for under-15s and are available from Paul Cowling on 07970 794472 or Ian Pearson on 07951 600230 or Joe Elliot on 07773 105049.


- Another young boxer, Charlie Lee, won his debut bout against Brooke Lucas in Boston by a unanimous decision.

The 14-year-old, of Newark, was fighting on his opponent’s home turf but that did not faze him as he took the victory.

Lee, a pupil at Magnus Church of England Academy, trains at the Newark Boxing Academy, based at the Carl Greaves Boxing Academy and Fitness Centre.

His coach, Gary Springett, said: “He did really well.

“I was really proud, especially with it being his first time out.

“I have got high hopes for him because he has made a good start.

“Sometimes when it’s their first time in the ring they freeze and it doesn’t come together for them but Charlie did really well.

“He does work hard in the gym.”

Lee has been training at the Newark Boxing Academy for a year-and-a-half.