SOUTH Wye Police Boxing Academy coach Vince McNally said he was delighted with Saturday night's show at Hereford Sixth Form College.

Elite boxers from England and Wales took on the Armed Forces on a packed night of boxing.

England and Wales eventually prevailed 6-4.

"The problem we've got is that, next year, will it be England v Wales or England and Wales against the Forces?" asked McNally.

"Everybody wants to be part of it, so it's about making sure we can do that,

"There were 10 quality bouts and the last bout was special and it was very difficult to split them up.

"That is why the Royal Navy boxer [Tony Osmond] got the Most Gallant Cup, because he was fantastic.

"Jordan Thompson, from Jewellery Quarter Boxing Club, also boxed out of his skin.

"The way he just moved and changed angles to hit the target.

"The match-up with Wales worked very well and it was fantastic to have the UK Armed Forces with us.

"We have a lot of close links with the Navy, the Army and the Air Force boxing teams and it was fantastic to have them at a Hereford show.

"They bring so much quality, as they always do, and they are always up for a good battle.

"I know England and Wales won on the night, but they'll come back at us next time."

Money raised on the night will go towards the Firefighters Charity.

"It's about raising awareness for the Firefighters Charity, who do so much for serving firefighters," added McNally.

"Locally, we have done a lot of work with the fire service and they deserve all the support they can get."