YOUNGSTERS from Bromyard ABC had a taste of ring competition at the club's first boxing show.

The show consisted of 14 skills bouts in which six of the club's own boxers competed against fighters from around the country from Bath to Merseyside as well as local clubs Hereford Abc and South Wye Boxing Academy.

A skills bout is a very controlled bout of three rounds where a boxer can exhibit what he or she has learned.

The bouts are specifically for the development of young boxers in for preparation for amateur boxing.

Boxers, between the ages of 10 and 16, can enter a maximum of eight skills bouts before they compete in an amateur bout.

First out for Bromyard was Jack Hartwright, in his first ever bout, he showed how to hold the centre of the ring and the technique of keeping his opponent at bay with his lightening fast jab.

Alex Struinga next into the ring, also in his first bout, he commanded the ring with the use of combination punches.

Tyler Reeks, on his debut, quickly became comfortable and took charge of the ring with an impressive performance.

Quinn Seabright, on his second outing for the club, came up against a taller opponent again and has become reliant on his close up boxing getting on the inside to deal with the job at hand.

Jed Weaver, also on his second bout, showcased his impeccable level of fitness and long reach to dominate his opponent.

Finally, Tyson Biddle, on his second outing, dominated performing with precise accuracy with every move.

All six boxers were awarded trophies for their efforts and gained confidence from the experience.

Bromyard ABC is extremely grateful to all the sponsors, local businesses and to everyone who helped make the first show a great success, the first of many.

The ring was generously sponsored by C7 Auto Solutions, without their support the show wouldn’t have happened.

Meanwhile, Kaylynne Biddle’s took part in her first amateur bout when she travelled up to Cumbria with coaches Neil Haycock and Scott Jones.

Biddle fought her heart out displaying her ability as a boxer and came away with a well earned trophy.

Bromyard Amateur Boxing Club is located at Linton Industrial Estate and open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7pm and 8pm for mixed training for all abilities and also Tuesdays between 7.30pm and 8.30pm for a ladies only session for all abilities. Please check Facebook for more details or email: