Jones lauded after delivering a unanimous points victory

Heart of Portsmouth's Ebonie Jones
Heart of Portsmouth's Ebonie Jones
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Ebonie Jones picked up her latest international success in Ireland last night.

Jones delivered a resounding unanimous points win over European champion Jackie Lynch at the national stadium in Dublin.

Irish champion Lynch stepped up from 48kg to meet 51kg multi-titleist Jones.

But it was the Heart of Portsmouth (HOP) starlet who was always in control as her experience and all-action style delivered the victory.

HOP head coach Q Shillingford lauded his charge for her latest notable win.

He said: ‘Ebonie was just too tough and too strong.

‘She controlled the bout from the outset and was always totally ready and prepared for what would come her way.

‘We have got every belief Ebonie will keep on progressing.’

Jones continues her competition action tonight when she travels to Dundalk to take on Midleston’s Caitlin Ryan.

She is part of 10-strong England squad made up of junior, youth and senior boxers who travelled to Ireland for international experience.

That follows on from her taking part in an England training camp last week in Sheffield.

Jones made her mark in front of female youth coach Amanda Coulson.

A hard week’s training back in Portsmouth followed, with Jones now able to take advantage of the facilities at the Mountbatten Centre.

A place on Great Britain’s elite Podium squad remains Jones’ aim when she becomes eligible at 18.

Shillingford, believes the 16-year-old is heading in the right direction to fulfil her ambitions.

He said: ‘England are very happy with how Ebonie’s been doing.

‘In the training camp she made her mark and was leading in all of the runs.

‘It seems that England want to have a youth team, and, obviously, Ebonie is wanted for that.

‘They’ve cordoned a lot of the top boxers for talent days, which she has been involved in.

‘She then came back, trained every day and was in the gym and on the track at the Mountbatten Centre.

‘Ebonie’s on course for where she wants to be.’