Mitchell Thorne has become the class a 54- 57kg Southern Area NABC champion thanks to a great performance against Bailey Phillips.

Phillips (Yeovil ABC) came flying at Thorne from the opening bell but the Southampton ABC youngster kept his cool and boxed him off with solid combinations and changed his angles, never allowing his opponent to get in to any kind of rhythm.

That’s how it stayed for much of the contest as Thorne cruised to victory.

Thorne has had a torrid time of late losing his last five contests, two or three of those bouts his camp felt he had clearly won but didn’t get the decisions, leading to his confidence being dented.

However, Thorne has trained hard all summer.