Hallawell and Wiseman go for glory

Tyler Hallawell, wearing red gloves, is ready for the pursuit of national glory. Picture: Mick Young
Tyler Hallawell, wearing red gloves, is ready for the pursuit of national glory. Picture: Mick Young
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Team Wiseman are set to launch a two-pronged assault on national boxing finals.

The Wecock Farm outfit have defied the odds to get two of their young talents to the final stage of the Schoolboy Championships.

Despite having no permanent training base, Tyler Hallawell and Liam Wiseman have both advanced to a shout at a national crown.

Hallawell bids for glory on Sunday in Huddersfield as he battles Darlington’s William Ward.

The pair meet at 38.5kg in their Class A category for the title.

Hallawell has made exciting progress this year and that was underlined as he triumphed over Trumpington’s John Lee a the semi-final stage.

In what proved an entertaining clash, high on skill, Hallawell took the majority verdict to make it to the final.

Coach Daron Wiseman feels his boxer’s charge to the title has seen his confidence grow to match his fast-improving skill set.

Wiseman said: ‘It’s brilliant to see Tyler make it to the final.

‘It was a really tricky, skilful bout in the semis.

‘They were two really skilful boxers full of class, battling against each other.

‘Tyler was a bit nervous beforehand but is now believing in himself.

‘He didn’t expect to go as far as he has. I don’t think he realises how good he is.

‘Now he is believing in himself more and more and realises he has the talent to go all the way.’

Liam Wiseman will be aiming to make it a spectacular double for his club next week in the minor class of the championships.

Wiseman has picked up a succession of victories to make it to the final in Liverpool.

He meets Hall Green’s Joe Collins for the title at 40kg.

Collins’ club has a prestigious background – producing the likes of world amateur champion Frankie Gavin.

But Wiseman has been making impressive strides and sparring with his team-mate Hallawell in readiness for his clash.

Father and coach Daron Wiseman said: ‘Liam is a stylist and a classy, little boxer.

‘He’s very respectful and knows how to behave, too.

‘It’s really good with him and Tyler because they are pushing each other on. They are bouncing off each other.

‘They have been sparring each other and helping each other out.

‘There will be a mini bus going to support them both in the finals.

‘They have done brilliantly for Wecock Farm.’