British Army Boxing Team

Tom Barry

Tom Barry

Para Runner Up in National Novice B Finals – Pte Tom Barry of 3 Parachute Regiment, boxed through the rounds beating Nathan Wallis of Grantham in the ¼ Finals and Lee Jenkins of Gemini in the ½ Finals both of which were held in Manchester.

The Finals were held in Sunderland and Tom was to box Jack Bellingham from Pilgrims over the prescribed 4 X 2 minute rounds, Tom started brightly and would have expected to be a point or two up at the end of the first round, The second round went the way of Bellingham bringing the bout back to level terms the third saw Barry improve to take the 3rd comprehensively and went in to the fourth round with a cushion, but Bellingham was not done and rallied in the last. The result was always going to be close and Barry was unfortunate to lose by a very narrow Majority of 3 – 2 with all judges scorecards being no more than a point or two apart.

Tom will now concentrate on gaining a place on the Army Senior Team which are due to box in the Inter Services in March and he hopes to be entered in the ABAE Senior Champs which the Army will host a ¼ final in March.