Mitchell Buckland wins Celtic title

South Wales Argus: Mitchell Buckland, right, with older brother Gary Mitchell Buckland, right, with older brother Gary

ST JOSEPH'S fighter Mitchell Buckland won the battle of the Newport boxers against Alway's Craig Woodruff to claim the Celtic lightweight title.

Buckland, younger brother of former British super-featherweight champion Gary, is setting his sights on a British title of his own after taking the verdict 100-92, 97-94, 98-94 on the judges' scorecards.

There were also victories for Jerome Samuels, Frankie Borg, Craig Kennedy and Danni Griffiths at the Newport Centre but Cardiff's Peter Ashton lost to debutant Thomas Jarvis.

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