Quartermaine steps up to the plate at Cleary’s Warwick dinner show

Dan Quartermaine took advantage of the absence of Sean Greenfield and Myles Vale to turn in the performance of the night at Cleary’s ABC’s latest dinner show.

With the gym’s star duo having fought in the ABAs the previous night it was left to Quartermaine to underline the depth of talent at the Leamington club.

Quartermaine produced a thoroughly professional performance against the gallant but outclassed Callum Shaw, repeatedly landing with brutal combinations and forcing the referee to step in in the third round.

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Liam Timms was the only other Cleary’s winner on a 13-fight show at Warwick School, gaining a unanimous decision over Jackie Turpin ABC’s Libby Durant.

Durant again suffered a bloodied nose early on and despite his posturing was easily picked off by Timms, whose patient approach will win him more points than fans.

There were further defeats for Jackie Turpin duo Lucas Tonks and Mark Edwards, while the close-quarters work of Grant Atwood (Tewkesbury ABC) helped him get the better of home boxer Cale Sunner.

The busy, come-forward style of Jon Roberts saw him get the nod over Nav Singh Manku, while Sonny Bhamra can count himself unfortunate to have lost a close contest against the unbeaten Michael Spacey.

The evening opened up with skills bouts for Cleary’s ABC trio Jordan Kendall-Smith, Rheece Cleary and Hargobind Niijar and all will have learnt from the experience, especially Cleary who looks well-equipped to step up to scoring contests.

At the other end of the scale, there were ABA Midlands senior semi-finals wins for Ottis Treasure (Studio)and Craig Morris (Lions ABC), while David Jones (Sheerness ABC) outpointed Ryan Fuller from Hull-based Vulcan ABC in a 105kg clash which tested the foundations of the Guy Nelson Hall to the max.