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Wellington Academy's Ethan takes Strood by storm
Andover’s Premier Foods man Brian McDickson was proud as punch on Saturday night when his son Ethan won every round of his bout with Ronnie Cave at Strood ABC's home show.
Although Ethan's opponent had the advantage of fighting in front of his home crowd in Kent but this did not distract Ethan as he stuck to his game plan.
Landing straight combinations to the head from the start, his speed of attack caught Cave off guard and several clean punches got through.
For round two Cave came out determined to force McDickson back and they stood toe to toe exchanging blows until McDickson got the upper hand and again forced his opponent onto his back.
McDickson skilfully moved around the ring to unleash fast combinations which set the scene for the rest of the bout which McDickson's won by a unanimous decision.
Salisbury City boxing coach and Ethan’s father Brian said afterwards: “I’m very proud of Ethan and win or lose if he steps out of the ring knowing he gave it 100 per cent then he has done himself proud.
“Ethan had myself and his uncle Eddie McDickson in his corner and I can honestly say Ethan was so focused for this fight that we were confident he would win, although anything can happen on the night.
Ethan, 15, attends the Wellington Academy will be in action again on April 14 in Luton.