There was double success for a St Neots-based boxing club and even a mention on Sky Sports!

Tobias Taylor, aged 15, who trains at the New Saints Boxing Club in St Neots, secured his fourth successive national title at the England Boxing Junior Championships in Loughborough held over March 23/24.

Boxing in the 80kg category, Taylor began the weekend with an inside-the-distance victory over Wesley Jones (Luton Town ABC) in Saturdays semi-final.

Jones touched down in round two from a fast left hook, and after taking a standing count early in round three, the referee rightly waved the contest off.oIn Sunday's final, Taylor matched up against Dante Sabaroche-Smart (Black Country Boxing).

After using an attacking style in the semi-final, Tobias opted to move and counter his aggressive opponent, making him miss repeatedly before landing stinging straight shots.

Despite the clear difference in ability, Dante, to his credit, stuck with Tobias all the way. The judges were unanimous in declaring Taylor the winner.

Tobias will now go on to represent Team England once again, in the Three-Nations tournament (Cardiff) before jetting out to Bosnia for the European Junior Championships.

"This is a massive achievement in our sport, winning one national championship is special, but winning four years running is exceptional. Tobias even got a mention on Sky Sports News," said Kev Bullus from the New Saints Boxing Club.

Not to be outdone, 15 year old Learna Buff, from the club, also won. Learna scored points wins over Jodie Jones (Priory, West Midlands) and Daisy Weston (Waterlooville) on the way to her first national title, in the 60kg category.

The Hunts Post: Learna Buff with club coach John Boy Taylor.Learna Buff with club coach John Boy Taylor. (Image: New Saints ABC)

"New Saints ABC, are immensely proud of Tobias and wish him the very best of luck in England colours. Learna was a revelation. Boxing in such a disciplined way to beat two tough opponents. She also has a great future ahead," added Kev.