Radcliffe Community ABC boxer Cian Ashworth put in a fine display to win a unanimous points decision in Ellesmere Port last week.

The 17-year-old fighting at 64kg has only been boxing for less than six months with coaches Barry Smart and Terry Ranking at Radcliffe but impressed in beating Wirral CP Boxing home favourite Kanoe Wilkie.

In a bout between two teenagers relatively new to the sport, there was nervousness in both corners.

In the first of three rounds, Ashworth threw the first punches - a one-two - before Wilkie responded with his own flurry, but the Radcliffe youngster looked to be stronger out of the two.

He kept the pressure up, throwing jabs to the body and backhand to the head, but he was also caught with a straight right.

Punches were going from head to body, body to head from Ashworth who kept low being the shorter man.

At the end of the first round it could have gone either way but Ashworth stepped it up in the second.

He landed some good shots and halfway through the round, the referee briefly stopped the fight for Wilkie’s corner to look at his bloody nose.

He continued but Ashworth finished the round strongest ahead of the final round.

The Radcliffe fighter again flew out of his corner and started throwing bigger and harder shots.

Wilkie took some big backhands to his face but at the same time he caught Ashworth with his own one-two.

The referee stopped it again for Wilkie to get more treatment to his nose as his corner cleaned him up ready to return to the ring.

Both fighters gave it as much as they could and traded blows in what was a very good bout and as Ashworth landed more big shots, Wilkie was given a standing eight count by the referee.

Wilkie carried on and put in a brave response but it was Ashworth who finished strongest when they final bell rang.

And all judges were unanimous in favour of Ashworth as he sealed an impressive and hard-fought victory.