CARDIGAN ABC junior Dion Jones boosted his growing reputation by scoring two impressive victories last week.

The Crymych teen first took on Ashton Knowles, of Stallion ABC, in a 63kg contest at Morfa Social Club, Llanelli.

Jones came out blasting, not giving him his opponent any chance to settle, and landing a procession of good shots with both hands.

Knowles was forced to take a standing eight count within a minute, but the respite proved short-lived as the Cardigan boxer pressed home his advantage, prompting the referee to halt the contest, after less than 90 seconds.

Jones subsequently travelled to Tumble to box on Towy ABC’s show.

True to form Jones came out flying and at one stage looked like he was going to stop opponent Jack McEachran.

The Towy ABC boy proved extremely resilient, however, and – with Jones possibly striving too hard for the stoppage – managed to weather the storm as the bout became increasingly untidy.

Jones duly maintained his winning streak on a split decision, although his Cardigan ABC clubmates Max Kirkwood and Ronnie Barker dropped decisions to Jed Jones (Newtown ABC) and Jayden Benbow (Pembroke ABC) respectively.

The Jones family nevertheless had further cause for celebration when Dion’s younger brother Caio won a unanimous points decision against Ryan Maguire (Llynfi Valley ABC) at Maesteg on Friday night after overcoming a difficult patch in round two.

On the same show, Fishguard’s Aliya Poole – the latest girl to wear Cardigan ABC colours – achieved her first victory with a first-round stoppage of Llynfi's Kaidee Greening, after emerging strongly from the opening bell and giving her opponent a standing eight count.