Prospects of home success at the London Olympics in 2012 look bright after England won two golds among a fourmedal haul at the World Cadet Championships in Liverpool.
Khalid Saaed, a bantamweight from Birmingham, and Anthony Ogogo, a lightmiddleweight from Lowestoft, won their finals at the tournament for under-17s to become only the third and fourth boxers from England to win gold at a World Championships at any level.
There was also a silver medal for Michael Hadfield and a bronze for Obed Mkwakaongo. All four, who flourished in the team coached by Jim Davison, will be aged 22 or 23 when the London Games start.
First in the ring at St George's Hall was Hadfield, a flyweight from the Headland club in Hartlepool, who lost a 26-17 points decision to Sattibayev Olzhas, of Kazakhstan.
Saaed, who boxes for Birmingham City, recorded a 28-19 win over Luis Yanez, of the United States while Ogogo, a member of the Triple A club, was a 13-7 winner over Ruslan Derbenev, of Russia.
Mkwakaongo, a lightheavyweight from the Fisher club in London, lost his semifinal to Noel Hern?ndez Castaneda, of Cuba, on Monday.
"This shows amateur boxing in England has a great future," Paul King, the ABA chief executive, said.
"We have the talent and coaches to make a big impression in 2012," he added. n One of Africa's bestknown boxers, Zambian light- heavyweight Lotte Mwale, has died aged 53.
Mwale, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1999, was Commonwealth champion for nine years from 1974.
He held the African title for nearly as long and was national champion at the weight for more than 20 years.
In 1980, he lost to Saad Muhammad of the United States when challenging for the WBC world lightheavyweight title.