Seven local boxers got a slice of the action when the Peterborough Police Amateur Boxing Club staged their second show of the year at The Voyager Academy on Saturday.
And it was a case of saving the best until last as heavyweights Richard Ellison and Gary Morris slugged it out in the show-closer.
Morris, from the Whittlesey Amateur Boxing Club, had weight advantage over his opponent, a local policeman from the promoting club, and that ultimately proved decisive.
After three all-action rounds it was Morris who gained the split decision.
Ellison pumped out some awesome long power shots but Morris nicked it with his stronger work inside.
The most polished peformance of the day came from 15 year-old Cambs Police boxer Aiden Gillan from Huntingdon. He gained a very impressive points win over much more experienced fighter M. Baginski from the Strike 06 club in Birmingham.
Gillan scored well with long shots and kept his opponent at bay for three rounds to collect the Best Performing Winner trophy from show sponsor Stephen Pinning.
The Best Performing Runner-Up trophy went to 16 year-old Peterborough Police fighter Kamil Tarmawski from Paston.
He lost narrowly on points to J. Egbe from Welwyn Garden City but was a gallant loser.
Egbe was almost a foot taller but Tarmawski never took a step backwards. He pushed forward throughout the three rounds but Egbe’s height and reach advantage gave him the verdict.
Peterborough Police coach and show organiser Chris Baker said: “Kamil showed great heart to keep going forward on the front foot. I expect great things to come from this tough fighter.
“He is an inspiration to all young fighters as he’s lost over 30kg since joining the club 18 months ago.”
Cambs Police pair Scott Allan and Roberto Diego from Huntingdon were both pipped on points.
Allan (17) boxed his heart out against Bracebridge boxer W. Mills but it wasn’t quite enough while Diego had just cause to feel hard done by.
He lost to Army boxer Thomas Nicholson in a senior 60kg contest but most in the 250-strong crowd thought Diego had done enough to take the verdict.
Dogsthorpe lad Daniel Meins from the Peterborough Police BC got a technical win by walkover as his opponent, Mohammed Hassan from Whittlesey ABC, pulled out five minutes before the bout due to medical reasons.
Kacper Kazak, a 14 year-old from Peterborough Police ABC, competed in his first skills bout against J. Hutchinson from Bracebridge ABC and acquitted himself very well indeed while S. Qureshi (15) from the Whittlesey club lost on points to tough foe Y. Ibrahim from Northampton ABC.