COLCHESTER Amateur Boxing Club competitors showed their class at the club's Open Show.

They faced off against boxers from across the country, in what was an action-packed afternoon at St Benedict's Catholic College.

Colchester's Joe Davies landed the award for best home boxer, following a commanding performance against Colchester-based Centurions ABC's Adam Bedford.

Davies turned in a career-best performance to win by a unanimous decision, as he threw long-range punches catching Bedford as he came into range.

Colchester's James Price took on another talented southpaw in Guildford City's Albert-Joe Smith, in an all-action bout.

As Smith drove forwards with sustained attacks, Price battled back on the back-foot.

Despite Price having landed the cleaner shots, two of the judges favoured Smith's assertive tactics and a split decision was awarded against the Colchester boxer.

Colchester's Billie-Jai Day faced Charlotte Batchelor, of Felbridge ABC in Sussex.

In the opening exchanges both boxers stood in the centre of the ring and exchanged short powerful blows.

As the bout progressed, Day started using her jab more effectively and was able to open up Batchelor's gaurd and then move in behind heavier shorter punches.

Batchelor stopped twice to complain that her gum shield was making her choke and the referee made the decision to end the contest, in favour of the Colchester boxer.

Blake Marshall lost out on a unanimous decision following a close contest against Redbridge ABC's Sami Amin.

Marshall came forward trying to pressure Amin, who danced around the ring.

At close range, the bout became scrappy with both boxers holding a throwing wide punches.

Closing the first half of the show was another local derby between Colchester's Ben Lee and Centurions' Josh Boyd.

This was another all-action bout fought at close range, with Boyd claiming victory.

Lee landed the more eye-catching punches at the start of each exchange but Boyd continued to work on the inside landing more short and bent arm punches.

Boyd's win secured him the award of best away boxer.

Colchester's Louie Hudson turned in a career-best performance in beating Dino Federico of Surrey-based Odyssey Boxing Club.

Hudson used sharp footwork and clean long shots to catch stay out if trouble and catch Federico as he tried to move into range.

Morgan Bloomfield lost out to Halstead BC's Freddie O'Brien, whose long punches kept the Colchester boxer at long range.

Bloomfield defended the first shots and then pushed O'Brien back, with combination punches.

Despite employing good tactics, Bloomfield's lack of sustained pressure saw the decision awarded to the Halstead boxer.

Colchester's Wasim Rach closed the show against Holland Shore ABC's Charlton Dragisic.

The Colchester middleweight posted a confident first round, as he threw fast long-range punches.

Dragisic stepped up the pressure in the second and third rounds and was able to get inside Rach's reach, scoring punches at close range.

But after three exciting rounds, the decision went to Dragisic.