HARWICH Boxing Club had two entrants in this year's Haringey Multi Nations Box Cup at London’s opulent Alexandra Palace.

Kilian Hardy took part in the class B under-69kg category and, after receiving a bye in the quarter-final, he faced Luigi Bascle, from Noble Art Rosny Boxing Club, based on the outskirts of Paris.

Hardy controlled affairs from distance, scoring well with pot shots that edged him ahead.

Bascle pressured the Harwich boxer to good effect in the second session with a warning against Hardy for low head work not helping his cause.

It needed a big round in the last in order to make the final and Hardy wouldn’t be found wanting.

Superb footwork and neat shot selection saw him take a 4-1 points decision and guaranteed silver.

However, silver soon turned to gold as his final opponent had stitches inserted above his eye from his semi-final win.

He couldn’t pass the doctor’s inspection to take his place in the final.

So it was gold for 18-year-old Hardy, who also extended his current unbeaten run to seven and will be a name to look out for next season.

Not so fortunate was welterweight starlet Rio Gordon, who also received a bye to the semi-finals to run into Germany's Daniel Dirk Meyer, from the Tracktor Schwerin Club.

The southpaw German took the first as Gordon struggled to tag his elusive opponent.

However, a change of tactics in the second saw Gordon right back in the hunt as he counter-punched impressively.

The final three-minute round in this class A category pairing saw both boxers have their moments but it was Meyer who would go through on the slenderest of margins, winning 3-2 on points.

By way of consolation to a disappointed Gordon, the German went onto to take gold the next day.