TEAM Leigh boxer Will Hewitt, appearing in the England Boxing National Junior 44kg Final in Liverpool, produced a devastating display of skill and power on Easter Sunday to take a unanimous points victory over top ranked opponent Ben Oliver of Hull.

That sees him crowned Junior National Champion and he received the gold medal. The win also sees Will now ranked at Number 1 in England.

Fourteen-year-old Hewitt, who attends St Edmund Arrowsmith School in Ashton, was straight on to the front foot in the first round.

But he found in Oliver a really awkward and experienced opponent who smothered his faster shots, making it a close and scrappy start to the contest.

The second round though saw the talented Leigh youngster adjust his feet and range, and Will now began to constantly score with sharp jabs and heavy right hands.

The Hull boxer tried to close Hewitt down but the Leigh boxers movement was now also to good, will taking a dominant lead. The final round saw Hewitt start to crash big right hands and left hooks on to his onrushing southpaw opponent, with the bout being stopped on two occasions to inspect the flow of blood from Oliver’s nose.

As the final bell sounded Will Hewitt was announced as the winner and National Junior Champion for 2017.

Fourteen-year-old Team Leigh boxer Paddy Hewitt, twin brother of Will, travelled to Bradford to take on Marcus Whitman of Sedburgh Boxing Club and blasted his way to a unanimous points win.

Paddy quickly followed that up by travelling over to Rochdale where in another all-action display on the Hamer Show he took another unanimous points win over talented Hamer boxer Aaron Maddocks of Hamer Boxing Club.

Meanwhile Team Leigh Senior boxer Cain Morris registered two outstanding victories at the weekend in the England Boxing Elite Championships.

On Saturday in Walkden Cain used speed and movement to outbox his strong opponent Saqib Ali of Stockport College and take a unanimous win.

The day after Cain faced England boxer Zak Miller of Droylsden in the North West Final and once again Cain produced an excellent boxing performance to take a points win and receive the North West Elite Lightweight title.

Leigh’s other representative in the Elite Championships, Middleweight Brian Rennie, also boxed in the semi-finals against Scott McGrady of Cleator Moor Boxing Club.

And in a devastating performance won by first round knockout.

In the Regional Final Rennie unfortunately injured his shoulder, and unable to commit fully with his right hand, lost out on points. Team Leigh Senior middleweight boxer Sean Evans appeared on the Bridgewater Salford Show where he was matched with home boxer Aaron McDonnell.

After a very close first round in which both boxers scored with heavy shots, the second and third rounds saw Evans get behind his jab and he began to score cleanly with right hands to take a deserved unanimous points win.