Three Southampton ABC fighters made it to the finals of the Bristol Box Cup with the club bagging a pair of gold medals.

Ashley Tobitt and Oscar Craddock, both 12, as well as 13-year-old Finn Dollery (13) all won their semi-finals to give them a shot at glory.

Tobitt secured gold with a fine display of controlled boxing to unanimously outpoint Daniel Myers of Synwell ABC in the under 40kg category, and in so doing, replicated his older brother's success in this competition in 2017.

Craddock, struggled to get to grips with Noel Liddle of the Kings Heath club in Northampton in the 36kgs group, and despite a strong finish couldn't over haul the points deficit and lost on points. Craddock gave a typically gutsy performance, and despite only starting boxing 12 months ago has won county and regional titles in this, his first year.

The icing on the cake for the Sholing based outfit came from Finn Dollery, boxing in the open class category at 44kgs.

Dollery was up against William Bennett of Torfaen Warriors ABC in Wales in his semi-final contest, but matched his top level opponent with the performance of his career to stun the Welsh favourite with a unanimous points win.

Dollery cast worries of complacency aside in his gold medal winning bout against another Welsh boxer, when he put in another blistering performance to clearly outpoint Dominic Shellam of Cwmbran.

Southampton ABC coach Leigh Medway said: “All three lads did Southampton ABC and themselves proud.

“A two day tournament is very demanding for these youngsters, both physically and mentally, and they all came through with flying colours, including making the weight properly and the way they conducted themselves.

“We won five out of six contests overall, and although Oscar Craddock was obviously disappointed he didn't get a gold medal, he had a very hard contest the day before and this tournament will have given him valuable experience.

“Young Ashley has trained like a demon for this competition and it showed in his performance. Finn Dollery has improved beyond all recognition this season and has shown he can be a real force in the sport if he continues to work hard.”