Dhesi gets the year off to a flying start for Fitzpatrick's

Fitzpatrick's Boxing Gym got their 2017 campaign off to a winning start, with Lisa Dhesi overcoming Derby's Tara Simpkin on points at Newdigate.

Monday, 23rd January 2017, 10:52 am
Updated Monday, 23rd January 2017, 10:53 am
Lisa Dhesi with coaches Babs Kandola and Derek Fitzpatrick. Picture submitted

Dhesi had stopped her two previous opponents but according to coach Derek Fitzpatrick, her third bout was more of a war of attrition.

“It was quite a tear-up,” said Fiztpatrick.

“This was by some way the most gruelling battle I have witnessed between two female boxers.

“Both girls were biting down on their gum shields and showing massive heart a determination.

“And If the truth be told , it was a tough decision.

“Both girls walked away as winners for me.

Dhesi edged the fight on a split decision and Fitzpatrick said she would benefit from the experience.

“This was a massive learning fight for Lisa and we are looking forward to employing those lessons.”