Boxing fans in Tenby were treated to an extravaganza last week as they enjoyed ten bouts of the highest quality when Tenby Amateur Boxing Club entertained talented young pugilists from all over south Wales.

An enthusiastic crowd thronged to the De Valence Pavilion and Tenby ABC trainer Kim Baker was delighted by the support they, and local businesses sponsors, provided.

The highlight of the evening was the performance of local boy Sam Baker, who showed how quickly he is developing in a comprehensive points victory over Shannon Silver of Gwynfi ABC.

Baker boxed well behind a cracking jab and showed he can defend well against pressure as he gained a deserved unanimous verdict from the judges.

Two other local boxers who received terrific support from the crowd were Adam Edmondson (Pembroke) and Alex Campbell (Merlins Bridge), who opened the show with an excellent display of boxing. Neither youngster gave an inch and in a close-fought contest it was Campbell who received the judges' verdict.

Tenby's Ben Baker also put on a good show in an exhibition contest against Ashley Heir (Porthcawl), where there was no decision to be made by the judges - but they will have learned a great deal and will now meet again next week in a bout which will be recognised as a full contest.

Another exhibition bout saw Josh Owen of Tenby take on Merlin Bridge's Barry Frost and there was no quarter asked for or given, despite the fact that no decision is reached by the judges. They provided terrific entertainment, however, and fully deserved the trophies they received.

Alfie Probert was another Tenby boxer to feature but found Shane McGoldrick of St Joe's ABC a very tough opponent indeed. Alfie battled all the way to the final bell but was edged out on a points decision by the powerful Newport (Gwent) boxer. Kevin Probert was another Tenby boxer involved but he lost to Ewan Cunningham (Merlins Bridge), who was a little too strong on the night.

Pembroke were also well represented as Shaun Boswell took on Dale James (Gwynfi) and Jimmy Boswell was matched with the very talented Dale Evans (Merlins Bridge) but both lost points' decisions, despite all their efforts.

Other bouts saw Rob Thomas (Premier, Swansea) outpoint Ryan Ashplant (Porthcawl) and Cardiff's John Henry James beat Tony Frater of Trostre.

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