Unanimous decision sees Jarzab clinch Scottish title

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Lochaber Phoenix Boxing Club’s welterweight boxer Dawid Jarzab clinched the Scottish intermediate title with a ferocious performance last Saturday at Scotland’s High Performance Centre in Glasgow.

His opponent was Kirkintilloch’s Andrew Carr a slick southpaw who won his semi final by stoppage the previous weekend.

Jarzab came out the blocks quickly at the opening bell and forced Carr to the ropes with powerful punches from both hands. Whilst Carr was moving back with his head in the air Jarzab showed a marked improvement defensively on recent displays by moving his head after punching and thus evading the majority of the Kirkintilloch man’s punches. This was a strong showing by Dawid and  the Lochaber boxer was superior in what was a physical round.

Round two was the closest of the contest as Carr knew he had to turn things around and tried to stand his ground. Dawid showed his grit and the two boxers stood toe to toe for the round but Jarzab again landed the cleaner punches.

Dawid was now in the zone as the third round started and if anything raised his punch output. Carr had seemingly used up most of his reserves of energy in the previous stanza and found it difficult to keep up with the energy levels of Dawid.

As Carr started to wilt, Dawid pinned him on the ropes and unleashed a vicious volley of punches which resulted in an eight count against the Kirkintilloch boxer. Carr showed a lot of courage to see himself through the final round but Jarzab clearly took the round.

Jarzab celebrated winning the national title after a unanimous decision from the judges.