Vinnie keeps up family tradition

November 22 2021

Vinnie keeps up family tradition

DOWNEND Boxing Club's Vinnie Bush continued a proud family tradition in winning the Western Counties title of the National Schools Championship.
Vinnie’s great-grandfather Les was a stalwart of amateur boxing and his grandfather Sean was a national champion.
After a unanimous win over the stylish Tadhg Moloney of Wotton-under-Edge, 14-year-old Vinnie contested the Western counties final against the talented Tommie Goodwin, of Bournemouth.
In a wonderful contest deserving of the occasion, the Bournemouth boxer used his height and reach advantage to try and keep the relentless Bristolian away, but Vinnie’s pressure and fast attacks paid off, and he took the first title of his career.
In a supporting bout on the card, 21-year-old Usamah Zaman won the first of two fights in quick succession, against Ben Pasco.
Usamah then headed to RAF Cranwell with team mates Liam Whelan and Bailey Phillips to face members of the RAF boxing team.
Facing Senior Aircraftsman Deller of RAF Honington, he again used his reach and movement well against an opponent who forced the action to the final bell, and his cleaner punching saw the win come back to Bristol.
Craig Turner