Owen Sherred claimed his first national title as Golden Ring ABC enjoyed a fine weekend of action.

Sherred led the Millbrook based club’s charge in the National Schools Championships in Grantham as he delivered a long awaited honour.

The 14-year-old, who attends the Oasis Academy, was up against Kieran Devine from Liverpool’s Sefton ABC and boxed within himself to produce a controlled display and a unanimous verdict.

Golden Ring ABC head coach Stuart Gill said: “Owen is a boxer who has had 32 fights and lost nine but only one has been a unanimous decision and so with a bit more work he might have been fighting for championships before.

“He’s a really good little boxer and he doesn’t realise he is very capable and has good punch power and is very strong. He needs to make sure he isn’t lazy and there is a lot more there for him.

“It was a good win and it was also nice to get a win over Liverpool, especially given the lad he was boxing had a Liverpool Football Club badge on his shorts, for all the people back in Southampton.”

Golden Ring also had three of their young female boxers through to the finals too.

Dixie O'Mahony (12yrs Minors U54kg), Macey Goulding (13 Class A U52kg) and Amber Moss-Birch (12 Class A U59kg) were all up against very stiff opposition from the northern half of the draw.

Dixie and Macey met opponents from the tough Sunderland East End boxing club with the Northerners winning both contests.

Amber’s bout was very evenly contested with Summer Carter (Priory Park) winning by a 3-2 split decision.

The trio are part of a crop of young female boxers training and competing with Golden Ring.

“We’ve got six girls who are registered to box,” reported Gill, who takes his charges to the prestigious Hull Box Cup next.

“There is also Ruby Moss-Birch but she is still just too young to be able to compete at the moment.

“All three of the girls did well. The Sunderland girls had a lot more bouts but this was the finals and they wanted to compete and did well.”