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Epic Golden Gloves fighter Dan Canter sees off Evolution's Lewis Harvey

By Connor Thompson

Epic Golden Gloves fighter Dan Canter continued his purple patch with a stunning second round win.

Canter, of Newark, knocked down Lewis Harvey, from Evolution ABC in Birmingham, with a strong right hand.

Canter, who fights in the under 52kg weight category, returns to the ring tomorrow in the England Boxing National Amateur Championships, held in Nottingham, where he could box on both the Saturday (quarter-finals) and the Sunday (semi-finals).

Newark's Former professional Esham Pickering, his trainer, believes he has what it takes to get to the final in Manchester next weekend.

And Pickering will not be the former pro at the event as Nottingham’s Carl Froch will be there to see the sports future stars.

“I remember the feeling of winning at the Nationals for the first time and it is very special,” said Froch, now a commentator and analyst for Sky Sports.

“To know you are the best in your country at your weight is a something to savour and what you work towards.

“Learning how to box as an amateur at Phoenix in Nottingham was a very important part of my journey to becoming world champion, teaching me the importance of hard work and discipline.

“Some of the boxers who will be fighting at Harvey Hadden will know that if they can make it through these rounds and all the way to the final, then they have the perfect platform to showcase their skills in front of the cameras.

“There are so many top-quality boxers who have come through the England Boxing system, myself included, and it will be interesting to see which of those who come to Nottingham eventually make it to the big time later in their careers.”


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