A Carlisle boxing club has clinched several medals at its latest tournament.

Fighters from Border City Boxing Club picked up three golds and a silver at the Lonsdale MTK Global Box Cup in Penrith, with all four fighters that the club entered winning medals.

Ian Archibald, who founded and runs Border City Boxing Club, said: “It was marvellous to get three golds and one silver.”

One of the fighters was John-Joe Carrigan, 14, from Todhills.

He is the current England schoolboys champion.

He beat the MTK reigning champion Charlie Sorenson, from Grimsby’s Mighty Mariners Boxing Academy.

The fight was stopped in the second round.

Mr Archibald said: “John-Joe was too strong for him and won the belt.

“He’s just adding everything to his collection now. He’s a hot talent.”

John-Joe travels to Elgin in Scotland on November 26 to face the Scottish champion.

Another Border City boxer who won gold was super-heavyweight Ike Igbo.

He had unanimous victories against opponents from Newark and York to retain his title.

Mr Archibald said: “He boxed really well. He’s come away with the belt again so we’re really proud of him.”

Ryan Rear was also successful, stopping the fight in the semi-final.

He won by a unanimous decision in the final against London boxer Arthur Starr.

Mr Archibald said: “He had harder one in the final against a kid who was unbeaten.

“But he beat him by a unanimous decision. It was a really good performance from Ryan.”

Youngster Mason Watson picked up silver after his two fights.

The 12-year-old from Gretna won his semi-final on Saturday, and Mr Archibald said that he was unlucky not to win the final.

He said: “We thought he’d won the bout but it was a bad decision really. But he got a silver medal in his first tournament.”

Mason’s first fight only came earlier in the month at the club’s fight night at the Hilltop Hotel in Carlisle.

The club has plenty of opportunities for more success in the near future.

“We’re over in Newcastle on Saturday, we have four boxers on over there,” said Mr Archibald.

“We’re over in Hartlepool in next Thursday. It’s all go.

“It’s been bad with the pandemic and we lost a lot of good boxers.

“We’ve got a new bunch now and things are just starting to click.”