A BRACE of Ribble Valley boxers shone as they stepped through the ropes at a North West show in Kirkham.

Reec Farnhill and Liam Dewhurst, who fight out of Clitheroe’s Ribble Valley Fitness Centre and Boxing Club, were both winners.

It was the first time fighters from the gym had appeared in an amateur boxing show and they showed all their style and class to claim victories.

Since the club opened its doors a little over two years ago there has been a contant build-up of interest from all ages males and females,.

Coach Mohammed Sarfraz was delighted with the display of Farnill and Dewhurst and said: “These lads have trained hard and performed brilliantly.

“Success is what we want to achieve for the youngsters in the Ribble Valley. We are commited to bringing out the best in anyone who has the desire to succeed in the Boxing Game.”

Fellow coach Mohammed Sirtaz added: “With obesity on the rise boxing training is an excellent type of Total Body Fitness Training.

“We have had a great response from our fun packed and adrenalin pumping workouts.”