TIVERTON’S Phil Pearce scored a second round TKO in a brilliant performance at Horfield in Bristol on Saturday.

Pearce, who was boxing Weston-super-Mare’s Damon Goodbeer, dominated the bout while it lasted.

He put Goodbeer on the back-foot and stalked him round the ring, throwing hard, hurtful shots especially right hooks to the body which proved to be decisive.

Pearce upped the pressure in the second, repeatedly catching Goodbeer to the body and forcing the referee to give a standing eight count.

At the bell Goodbeer slumped on his stool and his corner threw in the towel.

Coach Paul Harvey said: “That was a great performance. Phil certainly hurt Goodbeer with some ripping right hooks to the body but he deserves everything he gets as he trains so hard every session.

“He will only get better and better now.”

Tiverton’s Chris Banks was matched Chris Tuckfield from Weston’s other club, Weston Warriors, He won on a unanimous points decision with a mature and disciplined performance, dominating the whole three rounds.

Harvey said: “That’s a great win for Banksy because he loves a tear up but he boxed all three rounds instead of getting involved.”

ON Friday Tiverton’s Zack Jones lost a unanimous decision when he boxed for the Western Counties title in Swindon.

He was up against Brad Ingram of Gloucester City ABC who is one of the top boys in the country having lost only four of his 24 bouts.

Jones gave as good as he got, enjoyed a storming second round and continuously hit Ingram with textbook right hooks throughout the entire three rounds.

Harvey said: “Zack gave it 110% tonight in a brilliant performance against a real good boxer in Ingram, proving he deserves to be boxing at this level “You couldn’t fault his effort and a lot of coaches at Swindon commented on his performance.”