Liam Laird flew the flag for Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club at their home show on Saturday.

The club had 11 boxers on the card for the show at Barnstaple Pannier Market, which saw 16 bouts take place over an evening of quality boxing.

Laird took on Malmesbury Amateur Boxing Club’s Jensen Irving in a rematch of their ABA Elite Championship semi-final two weeks ago.

Irving, the Western Counties senior champion, won that contest by a majority decision, but in front of the Pannier Market crowd Laird was able to get revenge.

It was a return to form for the Barnstaple boxer, who put in an up-tempo performance to take a unanimous win.

It also ended the Barnstaple club’s evening on a high, after a series of tough contests for the juniors and seniors on the card.

Middleweight Tom Allum was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision in his return to the ring.

Allum came up against Taunton’s Dan Agett, with his opponent edging each round in an action-packed contest.

Dan Jury made his second appearance for the club, taking on Portland’s Kyle Baldwin.

What had been a close contest ended with the referee stopping the contest in the final round in favour of Baldwin.

Cameron Squires had his first appearance in the ring on Saturday night, where he took on Bude’s Ben Finn.

The middleweight contest went in Finn’s favour, with the Bude boxer claiming a majority decision, but there was plenty of action from both boxers in a nip and tuck contest.

It was a similar story for Barnstaple’s juniors. Jed Davies lost to Liam Finlay of Hadenham and Ely ABC, with the Barnstaple boxer on the wrong end of a majority points decision.

It was the same for Billy Sheppard, who took on Malmesbury’s Kyle Bains.

Ed Cross had a tough bout against Portland’s Leon Warburton, with his opponent claiming a unanimous win.

Charlie Ludwell took on Lympstone’s Josh Beasor, with Beasor taking a majority points victory.

The evening started with two skills bouts. Barnstaple’s Finlay Lloyd took on Ellis Howlett before Billie Down stepped into the ring with Kian Oakley, with both opponents from Portland.