March 3rd saw Pantheon 14, Hastings offer Ashley Baldwin his first attempt at a boxing bout for Lions and Subhaan Maliks first bout for Lions, also boxing.
Lions are a regular fixture on the Pantheon series and we were well received by all from the promoter to the officials.
Ashley Baldwin took his first white collar boxing bout for Lions and faced an opponent from Fighting Tigers Gym. Ashley dominated the ring landing strong punches to the body and the head in the first round. Chipping away at his opponent in the second round and taking the win by way of TKO in the 3rd round after landing a series of left hooks.
Subhaan Malik took his first bout for Lions against another Fighting Tiger. This time Atul Brooker. Lions have met Atul before on the Pantheon Series when he fought Ashley Rogers back in 2016 at Super HeavyWeight. This time the bout was fought at 84kg. Subhaan weighing in light at 82kg and his opponent Atul Brooker missing weight by over a Kilo. Despite this Subhaan was keen to fight and took the bout anyway.
Subhaans jab was quickly established int he first round with his opponent moving backwards and swinging wildly in an attempt to hit the ever elusive Lion who drew blood in the first round with strong one two combinations. The second and third rounds were much of the same with Lions Malik darting in and out with the jab and landing strong combinations from the outside and being hit very little if at all in return. At the final bell the IKF judges at ringside Unanimously agreed that Subhaan Malik was the winner to put an end to aa great day for the Lions Team in attendance.
Two fights, two wins on the night then. Well done to both fighters for their results and we look forward to seeing you in the ring again soon.
Subhaan Maliks next bout is on Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions (Brentford) March 17th, 2018
Ashley Baldwins next bout is on Yokkao (Southampton) April 29th, 2018.