JAMES WHITE is proud as punch of his young Valleyfield Miners Boxing Club stars.

The head coach left the Boxing Scotland Intermediate Championships a happy man as four of the club's prospects made the trip to Motherwell last month.

Ryan Hanley has made an almost seamless transition from kickboxing to boxing and he continued the fine form he's shown over the past 18 months.

The 15-year-old had his hand raised at Ravenscraig to become the Scottish Intermediate 48kg champion to add to his growing collection of medal wins.

James commented: "Ryan was his usual self and boxed well to win the gold.

"He's something else. He really trains hard and his level of determination is brilliant.

"We've got a lot of talent at the club right now."

The youngster is being tipped for big things and his attention is now on the Scottish Junior Championships which takes place next weekend, February 22/23, at Ravenscraig.

He is expected to drop down to the 46kg category for the event.

Preston Bell was also in action for the club and lost on points in the quarter-final in the schoolboy 41.5kg division.

Of Bell's efforts, James said: "He gave a good account of himself against an experienced lad.

"We now know where he's at after making the switch from kickboxing."

While Hanley and Bell were in action, Aiden Wilson and Niamh Mitchell went without fights.

Wilson was scheduled to compete in the 54kg junior final but his opponent withdrew because of illness.

James said: "It was unfortunate for Aiden as he had cut a lot of weight for the fight.

"He dropped from 64.5kg to 53.5kg. That's 11kg of weight he lost. That's a fantastic achievement in itself."

Mitchell was a single entry in the 43kg division so she was unable to box.

She will now compete at the Scottish Schoolgirls Championship next weekend, the same time as the Junior Championships which Hanley will compete in.