RISING star Lewis Roberts bagged a deserved win in Cornwall on Saturday, beating Patrick Morton by unanimous decision.

The 17-year-old, who fights out of Paddy Fitzpatrick’s Ferndale Road gym, defeated his Barnstaple opponent after switching from southpaw to orthodox with ease while attacking Morton’s inside and outside.

Sporting his usual Mexican sombrero during his walkout, the all-action youngster has certainly caught Fitzpatrick’s eyes in recent months.

And the Irishman couldn’t speak highly enough of his latest talent following Saturday’s win.

He said: “It was a high-paced bout. And Morton’s crowd were left silent by the end of the second round.

“Lewis showed off his full skill set – he flowed from orthodox to southpaw and back again with ease.

“He lives and breathes boxing and deserved this win.”

Elsewhere in Fitzpatrick’s’ high-flying gym, preparations continue for Bec Connolly - who on November 30 will fight Rachel Ball in an eliminator bout for the Commonwealth title.

The 35-year-old recorded a confidence boosting win over Bonjana Libiszewska at the Oasis Leisure Centre on Mark Neilson’s Fight Town II card.

And Fitzpatrick said Lady Luck has learnt her trade the hard way since turning professional two years ago.

He added: “It’s one hell of an achievement for her to get that far, and it’s a great opportunity for her.

“It’s a significant belt. She turned professional with very little boxing experience.

“She had white collar experience, those fight don’t help to deal with top class girls.

“Bec has had a hard education from the minute she turned professional. She’s fought world champions.

“She had no hesitation in taking on Rachel Ball on the Fight Town III card.

“It’s lining up to be a great show, a great, great, show. We have a Commonwealth eliminator, Southern Area title and Luke Watkins in a ten-rounder.”