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Steel City and Sheffield City ABC will both have a representative in the England Boxing Youth Championship finals in Worsley this weekend.

Dalton Smith of Steel City and Nohmaan Hussain both made it through with wins in Liverpool.

Hussain (52kg) was first up and he wasted little time in blasting through Jake Morgan from Merlin Youth. Hussain forced a second round TKO result to make it through to the national final.

Former Schoolboys champion Hussain will face Hoddesdon’s Joe Saul Bayliss in the final in an attempt to claim his second national title.

Smith, 60kg, already a much decorated boxer, beat Khaleel Majid from Halliwell unanimously to book his place into finals day, too.

Stevenage’s Isaac Draper won the south area final and will challenge Smith for the national crown. Shaab Ahmed from Ingle BA could not make it into the finals after losing in the first round to Bury’s Muhammad Ali at 52kg.

The BUCS Boxing Championship finals are being held today at Ponds Forge. Graham Neill from the University of Sheffield and St Vincents will contest the 63.5kg final in bout 21 of the day.

Ruben Alvez, representing Derby Uni but also of St Vincents is in bout 24 in the 81kg final. Action gets underway from 3pm once the weigh-in is complete.

Barnsley Star prospect Tony Cruise remains unbeaten and could be set for a fanfare before turning professional later this year.

Cruise, 32, has won all seven of his bouts so far and the plan is for him to now box for the Yorkshire title before entering the professional ranks.

Cruise made it seven in a row with a win over Retford’s Richard Tindall. Another Barnsley Star boxer, Will Harty beat Hartlepool’s John Oats on a show in Kellingley.