SCOTT James starred as Bicester ABC’s fighters claimed an impressive array of victories at their annual boxing event.

The home favourite scored an impressive knockout win over David Madden, from Wheatley Boxing Academy, in front of a packed crowd.

James, returning to the ring, after a spectacular KO middleweight triumph, in April, started the fight in a confident mood.

He hurt his Wheatley opponent with a hook combination to the body, but it was hard to split the fighters after the first round.

The second started in the same vain, with Madden the busier, throwing fast combinations, while James landed the heavier, more eye-catching shots.

But the excitement was saved for the third round with the Bicester man forcing his opponent on to the back foot.

A shuddering right cross from James then put Madden on the canvas and he failed to beat the ten count.

The Wheatley boxer needed medical attention, but was given the all clear by the ringside doctor.

James said: “I’m really pleased with my performance.”

“I managed to put together some nice combinations and transfer what my training team have been working on with me.”

Bicester’s John Butler was also in action, beating Nottingham’s Sam Stevens 29-28 on the scorecards.

Despite giving away both height and weight, the home fighter took control early on with well-timed combinations.

Butler finished the contest strongly with a fast double right hand, before being awarded victory.

Bicester trio John Moore, Dean Bennison and George Garner were also victorious.

Moore picked up a 30-27 points victory over Thomas Darby, while Bennison beat Tommy Jenman 29-28.

Garner took every round as he defeated Billy Dixon.

The evening was opened by 13-year-old Jimmy Barrett, who recorded his sixth victory and remains undefeated, after beating Carl Atkinson.

Bicester BC head coach Daza Usher was delighted with his boxers.

He said: “Every single boxer who stepped in the ring showed real heart and courage.

“It’s very nerve-wracking to perform in front of a packed crowd and they all excelled.

“I’m proud of all my boxers – win or lose”.