CWMGORS boxer Chris Jenkins has been selected to represent Wales in the forthcoming World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Welsh National Coach Tony Williams, who will accompany Jenkins to the championships, believes the youngster is a real medal prospect with the added bonus of a place at the London Olympics assured should he walk away from Baku with a medal. An Olympic berth would elevate Jenkins into the world rankings.

Already classed as one of the best light welters in Britain, Jenkins will be hoping for a favourable draw in the former Soviet state, but has trained diligently for the tournament and is prepared to box any of the top four in the world.

Commiserations must go to another Cwmgors boxer, Zack Davies who failed to qualify due to some dubious judging and refereeing decisions.

But Zack will come back stronger and prove he is worthy of his world number four ranking after a fantastic performance at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore where he was the only British boxer to qualify.

Cwmgors closed a very successful season with some good young boxers, namely Ryan Hoar, Edmund Price, Mitch Frater and Liam Andrews, coming through the ranks.

All four will be on display alongside some of the club’s more experienced fighters at the annual dinner show at Manor Park Country House, Clydach, on November 18. For tickets contact Ronnie on 07883 029577 or any member of Cwmgors Boxing Club.

Meanwhile two Cwmgors boxers who have ventured into the professional ranks are set to appear at Oceana, Swansea, on September 16.

Leon Findlay (Trott) will be taking part in his debut pro bout at welterweight while Ian Jenkins will box at light heavyweight although neither fighter has yet seen their opponents named. Tickets are available from either boxer or from members of Cwmgors Boxing Club and the club is urging everyone to get behind the pair.

Anyone wishing to join Cwmgors ABC can turn up at the club on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday at 6pm.