Worksop boxer Marcus Ellis went to the Monkstown Box Cup in Ireland and came back champion for his age and weight .
The draw looked to have been unkind to Ellis (Chesterfield ABC) as it handed him a semi-final against Paul Railton ( Birtley ABC ).
Birtley had brought lots of supporters and thought it was going to be a walk over .
But Ellis began brilliantly and dominated the opening round, landing heavy combinations to body and head of Railton and not giving his opponent a second’s respite .
Ellis continued in the same vein in round two and caught Railton with an uppercut before knocking him to the canvas after pinning him on the ropes for a time.
The contest might have ended there had the bell not come to save Railton and to his credit, the Birtley man boxed on well in the final round.
But Ellis survived comfortably and went through to the final against home boxer Peter Convery (St John’s ABC )
Ellis started fast and looked quicker and stronger than Convery .
Ellis landed good combinations to head and body, which clearly troubled Convery.
And the Irish boy looked in considerable distress when going back to his corner .
Ellis attacked Convery with Vigour in round two and the Irish fighter wilted under the pressure.
Eventually, the referee stepped in to stop the fight and award Ellis the title.