LEOMINSTER Leisure Centre was packed for the town’s latest amateur boxing show with local winners supported by a noisy following.

The demand for tickets was so great the club decided to switch their annual show from the Sports and Social Club to the larger venue.

Every ticket was sold and on a noisy night, Leominster had three winners, including all-action welterweight Jesse Strangwood.

The 21-year-old has rediscovered his love of fighting after a break and sent his supporters home happy by outpointing Corey Griffiths (Al Saints) in the fight of the night.

It was Strangwood’s fourth win from five fights and he plans to enter the Development Championship next season.

Griffiths took the fight to him at the opening bell, launching left hooks. Strangwood kept his defences tight and smartly moved around him before they met head on in the centre of the ring – and both let their hands go.

The better punches came from Strangwood. He brought roars from his supporters with a left hook-right uppercut combination and found Griffiths’ chin with a right hand as he was pulling out to make sure the round was his.

The second round followed a similar pattern. Griffiths started fast without making too much of an impression and then Strangwood took over with his impressive inside work, body shots and uppercuts finding their way through.

Griffiths wasn’t discouraged and kept coming in a last round fought at a slower pace. That round was Griffiths’ best, but still, every time he landed, Strangwood fired straight back at him and landed more. Strangwood won unanimously.

Kyle Tweede was another Leominster boxer who had to work hard for victory.

There were a lot of punishing toe-to-toe exchanges in the last two rounds of his fight with Sam Campbell (10 Count) and Tweede had the edge in most of them to win unanimously.

Tweede won a quiet opener with his lead-hand work before they went toe to toe. Tweede was able to find the gaps with body shots in the phonebooth fighting that had the crowd on their feet.

Campbell landed a left hook early in the third – and took one himself seconds later. Tweede went on to outpunch him on the inside to grind out a gruelling unanimous points win.

There was also an encouraging debut for teenager Marcel Tresler.

The 17-year-old southpaw stands 6ft 2 ins tall, scaled 95 kilograms and had too much for Amripital Singh (MLSS).

Tresler kept Singh on the back foot from first bell to last with long, straight punches.

Parry says Tresler is his club’s answer to Dolph Lundgren, who played Ivan Drago in the Rocky IV movie.

There were points losses for Leominster boxers Ollie O’Hagan, Dominic Pitt, Camden James and Jordan Acaster on the show.

Parry is assisted at the gym by Luke Jones, who was forced to retire from boxing by injury.

Parry said: “We are only a small town, but we are trying to take something happen here. The gym is packed and the atmosphere is really good. Coaches come here and say: ‘There’s a real team spirit at this gym.’”