BLUE Flames boxer Simon Heyburn travelled to Tavistock on Saturday night to take on Truro’s Lewis Dunnett, writes Dale Nixon.

Heyburn, 35, has left it late to start a boxing career, but he more than makes up for that with his determination and fitness.

He owns a plant and pet supplies business at the end of Wellington Road, and has kindly donated half of his works unit to the Blue Flames Amateur Boxing Club.

Without this, the boxing club would not exist and therefore would not be able to help the 70-plus children and adults who attend each and every week.

With the gym open each day, this gives Heyburn the chance to train six days a week.

Saturday’s bout started steadily with both boxers using their boxing skills and jabs to feel out their opponent, leaving the first round a fairly even affair.

In round two, the Taunton boxer upped the workrate and started to push the Truro boxer back on to the ropes with ferocious flurries of punches.

Heyburn put the pressure on in round three and connected with several right hands, clearly winning him the round.

Two of the three judges decided Heyburn had done enough and gave him the win by a majority decision.

Blue Flames ABC’s next home show will be at The Lawns Club on Saturday, May 4 (7pm start).

Tickets will soon be available.