TOP young boxing talent from Irvine and across North Ayrshire converged on Ardrossan Civic Centre on Saturday night as a long-established club held a show there for the first time.

Irvine Vineburgh Boxing Club voted the event a major success.

More than 200 people from around the area took in the action.

Trainer Alex Mullen said: "This is the first time we have held a show at the Civic Centre and it's a great venue, we would do it again. The fights were good and there was a great atmosphere. We have some talented young boxers in North Ayrshire."

Mason Salmon (11) from Kilwinning was victorious in a 30 kg contest, while Brooke Neely (13) of Stevenson, the reigning Scottish and Western Schoolgirls champion was triumphant in a 46 kg contest.

Ardrossan's Steven Lee (13) won a 57 kg event.

Irvine's Bradley Mallinson (16) took glory in a 60 kg contest and recently-crowned West of Scotland champion Matthew McDonald (18) from Girdle Toll was the victor in a 64 kg fight.

Two fighters lost out. Stevenston's Aidan Gemmell (17) was beaten in a 70 kg event, while Arran Connor (11) from Irvine missed out in a 34 kg event.