Leroy Ritchie loses first amateur bout in split decision at the Rumble at the Rocks

Leroy Ritchie lost in a split decision in his first amateur bout.

Leroy Ritchie lost in a split decision in his first amateur bout.

The Hudson’s Gym’s Rumble at the Rocks was a success at the South West Rocks Country Club on Saturday but Leroy Ritchie’s night didn’t go according to plan.

The 19-year-old, who trains at Hudson’s Gym, lost his first amateur bout in a split decision.

His trainer Gordon Lennon was surprised by the result believing he had won two out of the three rounds.

“He was a bit slow out of the blocks and he landed awkwardly on his ankle in the first round,” Lennon said.

“He regrouped though and I think he won the second and third round.”

Leroy’s fight with Port Macquarie boxer Matt Bruce was elected the fight of the night.

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Lennon said the night was a massive success.

“There were hundreds of people in attendance and they all enjoyed the 12 fights,” Lennon said.

“There was a lot of talent on display and it would be great to host another event at the venue soon.”

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