Merlins Bridge ABC youngsters Alex O'Sullivan and Nia Smith were crowned national champions last night as they both won their respective Welsh Amateur Boxing Association finals in Llantrisant.

O'Sullivan, 15, completely outboxed Cameron Davies (Cwmgors) in the 52-54kg category, appearing to win all three rounds on his way to a unanimous points victory.

The youngster, who has been brought up through the ranks by coach Graham Brockway and is also trained by dad Wayne, moved sharply throughout and his superior hand-speed proved critical.

"He was strong and aggressive and didn't look in trouble," said Wayne, who was in his son's corner for the bout.

"I'm pleased for him because I know how hard he has worked."

Indeed, Alex splits his training time between Merlins Bridge and the Welsh squad in Cardiff, and added he wanted to thank Graham, his family, and all Merlins Bridge ABC coaches for their ongoing support.

Nia meanwhile, was also at her best as she won a first Welsh title by stopping opponent Jasmine Smith in the second round.

The 14-year-old, fighting in the 54-57kg category, had too much power for her rival and after a dominant first round display, kept the pressure on thereafter to leave the referee with little option but to stop the fight.

An emotional Nia, whose dad Ian also helps coach at Merlins Bridge, expressed her delight at the bell and like Alex, said she wanted to thank everyone who continued to support her career.

"I'm proud of both of them," Brockway told Telegraph Sport.

"They work extremely hard and have got their reward. Now it's about staying focused pushing on to the next level."