LAISTERDYKE Boxing Club are celebrating after striking gold at a prestigious tournament in Ireland.

The club landed four gold medals and a silver from the Monkstown International Box Cup – a competition that has been dubbed the 'mini world championships', with over 700 boxers entering from 11 countries.

Jack Lambert, aged 12, boxed on all three days in the 36kg division.

Having beaten Ireland opponent Kieron Doran on a unanimous decision, he then edged an all-Bradford clash against David Mooney of Platinum.

His pace and accuracy in the final proved decisive against Irishman Adam Tyrell to take the verdict for gold.

Blaine Lambert, two years older than his brother, followed in winning ways despite a very tough draw at 46kg.

He faced an experienced American, who boasted more than 70 bouts on his record, but used his jab superbly to get the decision on all three scorecards.

All-Ireland champion Joe Joyce proved the next formidable hurdle but Lambert again rose to the challenge, with his fast heads earning the gold medal.

Quie Coleman, aged 11, added a silver to his club's haul in the 32kg category. Having beaten Jacob Greene of Ireland on points, he lost a split decision in the final to a former opponent, Dengeo George from Leicester.

Older brother Patrick, 13, received a walkover to the 32kg finals, where he saw off an excellent Bolton rival.

Billy Hughes was Laisterdyke's final gold medallist to follow on from similar success in the Hull Box Cup three weeks earlier.

His confidence from that win was evident as Hughes stopped Taylor Vango in the first round of their qualifying bout.

He then carried on in the same vein against another Irish youngster in the final, beating Brooklyn Saunders in the eyes of all three judges.