HEREFORD boxers proved their skills in front of a sell-out crowd with the home boxers winning the majority of their bouts.

Hereford Boxing Academy’s latest charity evening was a successful one with local fighter Josh Smith winning the the converted Faye Ford Memorial trophy.

The Academy team ended up winning most of their bouts against opponents from clubs in Shrewsbury, Lydney, Small Heath, Solihull, Trelewis, Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare.

The evening was compered by Terry Gauci and as always, England Boxing officials supervised and scored all the bouts with Dr Naveen checking all the boxers before and after their bouts.

Hereford Boxing Academy always use the evening as an opportunity to raise funds for good, local causes.

This time, the event was in support of Acorn’s Chilkdren’s Hospice.

"We are so proud of the way Hereford Boxing Academy squad continue to improve their reputation," said club coaches Del Strachan and Ian Stevens.

"All the Hereford boxers performed really well and the city should be very proud of them.

“These nights take a great deal of organising and so we are always grateful to see the events sell-out.

"That way, people get a great evening, the boxers give a great display and everyone goes home happy at the end of the night."

The club are hoping to send a number of boxers to the Novice Championship in September next year and hope to get some area champions as a result.

They have also been asked to attend an Ireland against England squad tournament in February 2019 and will do a return show in Ireland in April 2019.