STURMINSTER Newton talent Ruby Else-White was among the 40 winners at the England Boxing Women’s Winter Box Cup.

Else-White took glory in the Junior Class A under-48kg category, with a walkover win against Yorkshire’s Olena Heagney in the final.

In all, boxers from 35 clubs had at least one overall winner, while boxers from seven different nations were represented, including Poland, Cyprus and Ireland.

A total of 174 boxers contested 87 bouts over the weekend.

It was the first time the competition had taken place since 2019 because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and was live streamed on England Boxing’s YouTube Channel.

England Boxing’s competition and events manager, Mick Maguire, said: “The strength of women and girls boxing is growing all the time, as indicated by the huge amount of interest in this event.

“Places filled up quickly and the standard of the boxers was high with five NACs champions, boxers who are on GB and European Junior champions among their number.

“It is a competition that will continue to grow and is a great way to show young girls coming through what is possible.

“The Women in Boxing Conference was also a huge success, with so much learning and exchange of ideas through the speakers and networking.”