Portsmouth duo make fine start to Euro campaign

Ebonie Jones and Ivy-Jane Smith
Ebonie Jones and Ivy-Jane Smith
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Heart of Portsmouth’s dynamic duo got off to a winning start at the Junior & Youth Women’s European Championships today.

Reigning champion Ebonie Jones and Ivy-Jane Smith were both drawn to box in the preliminary round of the competition in Hungary.

And Jones (51kg, youth section) along with Smith (52kg, junior section) were comprehensive points winners to get their campaigns off to a flier.