Walcot Amateur Boxing Club’s final show of the season saw 17 contests entertain a packed house at the Supermarine Sports and Social Club on Friday night, writes DAVE VEYSEY.

The host club enjoyed 11 victories from the 16 bouts they contested.

Jump jockey Felix De Giles kept his large band of supporters happy with an early stoppage win over Joshua Lyons from Devizes on what was his ring debut.

The 23-year-old attacked from the opening bell landing with left jabs and heavy straight rights, and Lyons had no answer to the onslaught and was retired in his corner at the end of the first round.

For this stunning victory De Giles was awarded the 'Best Walcot Boxer' trophy by the sponsors.

Another to enjoy an early finish was Walcot heavyweight Owen Gallagher.

Returning to the ring after a six year layoff, the 21-year-old used his superior reach to good effect, troubling Cheltenham’s Lewis Nicholas from the outset with heavy lefts and haymaker rights.

Nicholas survived the opening round despite receiving a standing count towards the end of the two minutes, but a minute into round two a heavy three punch combination saw the referee wave the contest over in favour of the Walcot fighter with Nicolas on unsteady legs.

This completed a Gallagher family win double, after Owen's brother Hugh also had his arm raised by the referee earlier in the evening.

The 13-year-old beat Tiverton ABC's Oliver Edwards by a unanimous points decision after an impressive display, to the delight of dad and club vice chairman John.

Another family double was recorded by the talented McDonaghs - Johnny and Jimmy.

Eleven-year-old Johnny always held the edge over the previously unbeaten Louis Small of Fareham ABC, and his all-action style pleased the home crowd on the way to a unanimous points victory.

Thirteen-year-old Jimmy McDonagh was involved in a quality bout with Earlsfield's Alfie Arnold.

Both fighters are rated in the top five in the country in their age group, and both talented youngsters gave their all in a thriller with the home boxer awarded a majority points decision following three close rounds.

Charlie Trinder kept his unbeaten record with an impressive early win over Archie Lowther from Barton Hill in Bristol.

The 14-year-old used his height and reach advantage to score with left jabs and straight rights during a one-sided opening round.

Lowther bravely came forward at the start of the second session but had no answer to the speed and accuracy of Trinder's punches, and a sustained onslaught by the Walcot boxer led to the referee calling a halt with 50 seconds remaining in round two.

Charlie Hatfield, 14, was involved in an exciting contest with Charlie Lee from Kings Heath ABC, and after three close rounds Hatfield's efforts were rewarded with a majority points victory.

Eleven-year-old Ross Kennedy also tasted success with a one-sided points victory over Fareham's Arthur Easen, while 13-year-old James Arnott scored a unanimous points win over Zack Jones from Tiverton ABC.

Arnott showed no nerves on debut as he repeatedly beat Jones to the punch to land an impressive victory.

Callum Wells came in at late notice for his bout with Ryan Cozzolino from Bristol's Barton Hill gym, but the Dorcan schoolboy matched the Bristolian blow-for-blow throughout the three rounds to record a unanimous points verdict.

Completing the list of Walcot winners was light welterweight Said Salem, who was involved in a tough encounter with Dene Heckford from Poole ABC but came out with a unanimous points victory.

Said Eltuyev and Milo Bolton were both unlucky not to take victory from their clashes with Kane Corby and Tommy Lee Temblett.

Stylish switch hitter Eltuyev appeared to edge the close bout but Corby was awarded a majority points verdict by the judges, while Bolton went toe-to-toe with Temblett in all three rounds.

Jack Evans, 15 battled bravely against the tough Johnny Hanrahan from Kings Heath ABC but found him too strong.

Sixteen-year-old Drew Cochrane gave his all on debut but was beaten by a talented novice in Broad Plain's Kane Trump, and popular middleweight Ben Fitch was involved in the bout of the night with local rival Jason Manners from Fitzpatrick's Gym.

Fitch started well but Manners finished strongly to record a unanimous points victory and in the process scoop the 'Best Visiting Boxer' trophy.