A quartet of young Walcot boxers compete in the Bristol Box Cup this weekend, with a prestigious gold medal the prize for the victors.
Fred Bond (11), Drew Hunt and Bill Harris (both 12), and Nigel Harris (13), will take on competitors from all over the south of England at the event which is staged at the Bristol Boxing Academy in Filton.
The competition format will see four boxers in each age group and weight division compete against each other with a semi-final on Saturday and final on Sunday.
Drew Hunt won the gold medal at last year’s competition, and he will be hoping to complete the double this weekend.
Walcot Chief Coach Harry Scott is delighted to have four boxers in the Box Cup, saying: “It’s great to have these four youngsters competing in a top competition like this.
“These lads are the future of Walcot, and we hope they do well.”
Meanwhile last Friday, Walcot duo Luke Scott-Browne and Fred Bond both failed to secure a victory at the Trowbridge Academy of Boxing event in Trowbridge.
Scott-Browne faced Billy Saunders from Ferndown ABC in Dorset who made the faster start, scoring with left jabs and straight rights.
The Walcot boxer bravely fired back and manfully kept to his task throughout the contest, but Saunders was awarded a unanimous points victory by the ringside judges.
Bond took on Dillan Stonehouse from the host club in a close fought fight but it was Stonehouse who had his arm raised by the referee after three entertaining rounds.