PENARTH ABC coach Neil Munn believes a star of the future has been discovered, following the club's showing at the recent Fight Night.

The competition, which took place at Penarth Leisure Centre on Friday (December 5), saw Commonwealth Bronze medalist Keiron Harding winning his top-of-the-bill clash with Tiger Bay ABC fighter, Martin Woodward.

But it was 13-year-old Liam Hudd who impressed the 300-strong crowd with his victory over Robert Jones of Aberavon ABC.

Liam, who only joined Penarth ABC three months ago, showed a never-say-die attitude as he boxed on the front foot against his taller and more experienced opponent.

His performance earned him the 'Best Boxer of the Night' trophy, and Neil believes there is more to come from the Penarth youngster.

"He was superb," said Neil.

"Liam's so confident, If he continues with the same attitude he's got the potential to go a long way.

"We had what we thought were a couple of dodgy decisions with our other fighters," added Neil.

"Jake Andrews and Jordan Rhaman were unlucky and I got an apology from the judges after both fights.

"Unfortunately Kieron Pring and Danny Dyer also suffered defeats, but they'll bounce back."

As reported in last week's Penarth Times, coach Neil issued a 'zero tolerance' warning to trouble makers ahead of the club's annual boxing event, after last year's competition was marred when police were called to deal with drunken youths.

A security firm was hired to stop problems at this year's event, and Neil was pleased with the results.

"The whole evening went without a hitch," he said.

"A couple of kids were asked to move on after being caught drinking outside the leisure centre but overall, it went smoothly.

"It meant supporters enjoyed themselves and all the boxers got invaluable experience of fighting in front of a crowd."