BOXING: Young Sparta ABC punching prodigies shine

PUBLISHED: 14:40 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:40 22 March 2017

Richard Smith, 13, secured the fifth win of his career last weekend. PHOTO: Sparta ABC

Richard Smith, 13, secured the fifth win of his career last weekend. PHOTO: Sparta ABC

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Two young Sparta ABC fighters look set to have successful careers in the sport - if their performances last weekend are anything to go by.

Richard Smith and Ryan Ebers were in action for the March club and boosted their reputations with impressive victories at two different shows.

Smith, 13, triumphed in his fight in East Tilbury, controlling all three rounds with a superb display of accurate and powerful punches.

Smith’s win was his fifth in his seven fights so far.

Ebers stepped into the ring in Eastgate, and the 11-year-old added a second win of his career with a hard-fought victory over his opponent.

His hand speed and impressive set-piece moves were too much for his opponent and the youngster was awarded the fight on points.

Sparta coach Matt Lenton said: “These two young fighters are certainly carrying on in the footsteps of our other successful fighters.”

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