HOLLAND Shore Boxing Club's Oliver Dragisic scored another fine win when competing against Guildford's heavy-handed Joe Bartell, on a Smokeys Boxing Club show at East Tilbury.

Dragisic, tough and rugged himself, had to be careful early on as Bartell opened up with heavy head shots.

However, the experienced Dragisic's good defensive movements enabled him to catch or roll inside from heavy combination punches before opening up himself as the boys shared a closely-contested first round.

Both boxers got involved in the second round but now Dragisic was counter-punching more by letting Bartell lead first before replying with heavy shots to both head and body.

Dragisic maybe just edged a fiercely-contested second round.

The third round changed drastically, though, as the Holland Shore boxer's workrate increased and his opponent tired.

With Dragisic now bullying and hurting Bartell with constant heavy combinations to both head and body, his opponent had no answer to the rugged Dragisic who earned a convincing unanimous points decision.

Also competing was twin brother William, who looked very unlucky to drop a tight majority points decision when up against Pound Lane's Mathew Tillett.

Both boys kept a high workrate going to share a tight first round but William won a convincing second as Tillett began to tire.

The latter was bullied around the ring as William's heavy combinations found their mark.

In the third round, Tillett was again backed to the ropes in a defensive mode, trying to keep out of trouble as Dragisic kept the punches flowing, only to lose out on the closest of decisions.

Moving over to Billericay's open show at their gymnasium, Holland Shore's young Trez Thomas showed his talent in a skills contest against the host club's George Hart.

Trez showed good foot movement and fine hand speed as both boys worked hard in the ring centre, with Thomas winning a close first round.

The second round was also lively as both boys showed good defensive skills, as well as opening up with classy punch combinations.

Being in a large ring, both boys were allowed to show classy foot movement as the action swayed, with first Trez and then Hart getting the better of the skills in a close third round.

Both showed lots of ability for the future.