Lewie Edmondson marked his return to the ring with a dominant comeback win.

The 19-year-old Golden Ring fighter from Shirley was boxing for the first time since an enforced year long layoff against experienced Tony Pluckrose (Ashford) and showed few signs of rust.

Edmondson used all his silky skills and lightning jab to avoid Pluckrose’s crunching punches and still landing with his own heavy combinations.

His hand speed was too much for Pluckrose to contend with and he was getting caught at will in the third when the ref was forced to give a count.

That fight was the headline act of a fine afternoon of action at the Golden Ring gym, with 17 bouts providing top quality action.

There were a clutch of skills bouts to start off the day, which are for kids to get used to boxing in front of a crowd without a winner.

Brodie Walker, 10, underlined his promise while Stevo McCarthy of Rownhams, Owen Sherod from Lordswood and Samuel Penney of Bursledon also shone.

In competitive action England international light welterweight Sid Williams, 17, a new member of Golden Ring for this season, boxed within himself but made it through to the Hampshire Youth final, putting Allah Ibrihami (Wiseman) on the canvas for a count in the last round.

Lennox “Spitfire” Gill, 14, had his third bout of the season against Kieran Woods (Chepstow) and produced another win.

Gill quickly found his range and was landing some solid shots in the first. Woods again came out like a train in the second but was getting caught to head and body by Gill with hurtful punches. The ref decided to call it to a halt and didn’t let Woods out for the third round Caleb Barnes, 14, from Waltham Chase, was keen to get back to winning ways after a few very close bouts not going his way.

This was another tight one that he finally had the luck in. All three rounds were very close and his cleaner shots just caught the judge’s eye against Caulay Suttie (Thames Valley).

Jake Abraham marked his first Golden Ring bout at lightweight with a majority decision win over Fuaad Huseen (Hays).

At light heavyweight 19-year-old Craig Wilson from Totton had only his second contest, against someone 20 years older in Craig Sparey (Norton Radstock), and produced a dramatic first round win, knocking his opponent down with a vicious right hand and following up after the count to force the ref to step in.

Brandon Thomson and Charlie Smith (Ashford) are sure for a rematch after the bout of the day, which turned into a toe-to-toe war.

Neither gave an inch for all four rounds at lightweight with Smith just getting the nod.

There were three wins from three at middleweight for Golden Ring fighters.

Ryan Scott edged the battle of the debutants as he defeated Jack Davenport (Reading Uni) on points.

Alex Hibbard, 25, from Townhill Park, landed a terrific left hook to the body of Craig Dowling (Norton Radstock) which spelt the beginning of the end for his opponent who was stopped early in the second round.

Adam Birch, 28 from St Mary’s, kept his unbeaten run going against Rob Hibbs (Exeter).

Hibbs didn’t stop coming forward but was walking onto Birch’s well timed, hurtful shots that rarely missed the target.

Hibbs proved a very tough lad and never gave up but Birch was a clear winner.