IT has been a busy week for Blue Flames' most experienced boxer Lewis Scutt.

Light heavyweight contender Scutt was entered into the England Boxing Elite Championships, and last Monday night he travelled to Gloucester for the first round match against Guernsey boxer Casey De La Mare.

There was nothing between the two boxers in the first round, but in round two the Taunton man upped his work-rate and was clearly the superior boxer, catching his opponent with the cleaner punches, which all three judges ruled was enough to give Scutt the win.

With that win under his belt, the Blue Flames boxer then travelled to Cheltenham four days later to take on Plymouth's Max Earl, to find out who would hold the Western Counties Light Heavyweight title this season, and carry on to the next round of the championships.

Scutt put in another great performance, catching Earl with the much cleaner shots throughout the bout, which was boxed at a frantic pace.

Many of the Plymouth boxer's punches seemed to be catching Scutt on the arms, and were not clean scoring shots, whereas the Taunton boxer's punches seemed to be hitting the target much more cleanly.

To most of those in attendance it seemed to be a clear win, although surprisingly one judge had thought the Plymouth lad had done enough to win.

Yet, with the two remaining judges giving it to Scutt, it was the Taunton boxer who goes through to the next round in Nottingham, as Western Counties champion.

Scutt will also be boxing at the Blue Flames home show on May 4, at the Lawns Social Club in Taunton.