Falmouth and Penryn ABC boxer Kaiden Symons was crowned Western Counties champion on Saturday – the first Falmouth and Penryn boxer to do so for over 20 years.

The club made the long journey to Cheltenham for two of the club’s senior boxers to compete in the Western Counties finals of the national championships.

There were a total of 22 contests with the Falmouth duo boxing 18th and 22nd.

First up was Symons boxing Barton Hill’s Terrell Morris for the 81-86kg title.

From the first bell Morris came out aggressively looking to get rid of Symons early, but Symons showed the skills and boxing brain installed in him to out manoeuvre Morris and counter punch effectively.

The second round went the same way, before Symons started to press the tired and outboxed Morris in the third to give him the win and title of Western Counties cruiserweight champion.

This was a huge achievement for Symons, who walked in the club’s doors for the first time four years ago with no experience.

Kaiden now progresses to the national quarter finals in two weeks against the Armed Forces champion.

Second and last up for the club was the club’s captain Brett Ralph, who was beaten by Callum Gadd from Wells Boxing Club for the Western Counties 69-75 under 20 bouts contest title.

Ralph, who has shown in the past how much of an inspiration he is to even be in a boxing ring after being told he would never walk again, was clearly up against it with Gadd.

Gadd came out fast from the first bell and caught Ralph with a clean left hook which resulted in a ten-count.

Gadd piled on the pressure with Ralph digging in and fighting back, but was getting caught too clean which resulted in his corner throwing in the towel to save him for another day.

Falmouth and Penryn ABC will host a show at the Dracaena Centre on October 26, starting from 7pm. Entry is £10 on the door.