WORCESTER City Amateur Boxing Club light-welterweight Trent Smith stormed into the Clubs for Young People Midland final by beating Jordan Letts of the International club in Birmingham.

Smith got the measure of his opponent early on with fast, accurate punching. The more experienced Worcester boxer used his jab and right hand to build up a healthy first-round lead.

The hands-down, relaxed approach apdoted by Smith towards the end of the first was quickly amended by the Worcester corner during the break.

After the inital pressure from Letts at the start of round two, Smith went about his task with ruthless determination.

He tore into his opponent with hard, straight rights and left hooks.

A terrific left hook dropped Letts for an eight count. He got to his feet only to be met with a jarring right hand which prompted his corner to retire their fighter.

Another highlight for the Worcester club was the performance of lightweight Jon Roberts in the CYP semi-finals.

He came up against England international Cori Gibbs of Hall Green ABC.

Gibbs came to the ring with an outstanding record of 41 wins from 44 contests. Roberts disregarded the record against his talented opponent during an entertaining three rounds.

An even first round saw the counter-punching Gibbs struggling to find a rhythm against the improved Roberts.

Instead of his all-action approach, the Worcester fighter slowed down proceedings with a tight defence and conservative work-rate.

Towards the end of the round, a jarring left hook to the body from Roberts caught Gibbs and he covered up on the ropes.

From that moment on, Gibbs knew he was up against a strong and hard-hitting fighter.

The Hall Green boxer started to pick up the points in the second, switching from orthodox to southpaw with ease.

The hand speed from Gibbs was the greatest threat to Roberts who got caught with straight shots as he pursued his opponent around the ring.

Gibbs started to move through the gears in round three and it was easy to see why he has been so successful wearing the England vest.

Roberts had moments when he out-jabbed Giggs but could not match his speed and timing.

Roberts lost on the judges average scorecard 16-7 but he did not look out of his depth in his best performance to date.