HANNAH ROBINSON claimed her second GB Boxing Championship title as she edged out Kirsty Hills on a split decision in Sheffield.

The Darlington lightweight had lost to Hills in the semi-finals of this year’s ABAs, but gained revenge in another close fight as she triumphed 3-2 on the judges’ scorecards.

The 25-year-old, who is a member of Birtley ABC, rounded off a successful year in style as she claimed the British title and enhanced her claims for a full-time position on British Boxing’s elite high-performance squad.

“I was less nervous tonight than I was when I boxed her in the national finals,” said Robinson, in the immediate aftermath of her win. “Back then, it felt like all the pressure was on me but tonight I knew what I needed to do and had been working on it in the gym.

“I just stuck to the tactics and it paid off. It was a really great night, the crowd was excellent and I had a lot of family and friends here so it felt like I had a lot of support.”

Robinson was joined as two-time GB Boxing champion by super-heavyweight Courtney Bennett, from London, who overcame Gideon Antwi on another split decision after an accidental clash of heads in round two meant the fight had to be stopped and go to the judges’ scorecards.

Robinson and Bennett were both boxing in the Great Britain vest on a night which saw boxers from the GB Boxing squad win five out of their seven bouts.

The night’s stand-out performance came in the men’s middleweight division with Ramtin Musah eclipsing Jimmy Tyres to secure a unanimous win.