HARWICH Boxing Club returned to their spiritual home of the park pavilion venue in Dovercourt after a two-year hiatus.

And they produced 18 keenly-contested bouts, before a healthy-sized audience.

Top of the bill saw Rio Gordon contest his first bout of the season in a catch weight contest versus Halstead BC's Joe Bonito.

Bonito made all the running, however it was Gordon who landed the solid shots, eventually forcing a standing eight-count towards the end of the opening three-minute round.

A relentless Bonito forced the pace in the second to close the gap but the Harwich boxer went up a gear in the last to take the spoils on a points decision.

After six years away, lightweight Kasey Bradnum returned to the Harwich BC fold in a lively encounter over three, three-minute rounds with soldier private C Somerville.

Kasey took the initiative with a blistering three-punch combination felling the 3 para boxer in the first round.

Somerville responded well, by nicking the middle round with shots from distance.

After some stern corner advice, Bradnum upped his game in the last and pressured Somerville too the ropes enough times to impress the judges for a points win.

Debutante Jack Avery, 13, faced the challenge of Mid Essex ABC puncher Tyler O'Connor in a schoolboy contest.

This bout proved to be one of the most exciting of the whole tournament, with both boxers suffering nose bleeds as fortunes swung either way.

Jack's marauding attacks took the day on points, with his efforts also seeing him receive the best home boxer trophy.

Southpaw junior Tristan Haney faced a rough tough foe in the shape of Abdullah Jadoon from New Astley ABC.

After a close first round, Haney pulled away with his accurate counter punches finding the mark all too often on the way to a unanimous points decision victory, maintaining his unbeaten record to date.

Pete Rodrigues, 16, had his recent run of good form checked as he dropped a points verdict to another New Asterly boxer Raven Dodsworth, in a hard-fought contest.

Opening the show were two non decision skills bouts that saw Albie Allen Cripps and Max Kerridge gain valuable ring time against Colchester ABC's Adam Corani and Tyler Walker of Fenland Sparta respectively.