Successful season for Barry (East End) boxer Rhys Geisheimer
8:10am Thursday 21st June 2012 in Sport
IN another successful season, which brought him his fourth consecutive Welsh title, Barry (East End) boxer Rhys Geisheimer lost just two of his 15 fights.
After being out of the ring for several months with a broken hand, Rhys' first bout brought a convincing win over English rival Jay Knapton at Barry Island and this was the prelude to an unbeaten run of nine fights, during which he retained his Welsh title.
After spending a weekend with the Welsh squad at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff), Rhys was selected for the Great Britain squad at the British Championships in Scotland. After defeating the Scots champion in the semi-finals, Rhys, unfortunately, lost out on a a narrow points decision in the final to England's No 1 and so picked up a GB championship silver medal for the third time in four years.
Rhys then faced two tough fights to end the season, and a unanimous points victory at a bout in Tenby was followed by another convincing win in Devon against Barnstaple champion Harry Sugars.
Rhys would like to thank his parents, family and Byron, from Grab-It Plant Hire, for all their sponsorship, support and patience yet again, and to Leon and Alan (Barry's best trainers) for the constant guidance which has helped him achieve consistent results since he started with them five years ago.
Another pre-season of hard work should help Rhys continue his successes in the next year. Well done champ; proud of you!