Salisbury ABC celebrated yet another ABA double in Mulholland and Mathews.
Bantamweight Mathews made the transition from junior to senior champion look easy as he sailed to a unanimous 5-0 judges decision – enforced after the computerised scoring failed.
Throughout the championships the 18-year-old has looked a little special and he looks likely to be rewarded for his run of form with either a place in the Commonwealth Games squad or a shot at the World Junior Championships.
Kingsthorpe’s Fred Holmes was being tipped as a step to far for the ever improving Solly champion, but once again Derry rose to the occasion to prove that he is one of the most exciting young boxers in Britain.
Clubmate Mulholland followed in the footsteps of older brother Tony – ABA champion in 1996 – by capturing his first senior title and will now look for a box-off with England number one Steven Bell for the super-featherweight birth in the Games team.
Isaac Ward of Darlington came out guns blazing but Mulholland was too clever and simply absorbed everything his opponent had to offer before stepping through the gears.
Again, another 5-0 judges decision was called and the Solly camp were left celebrating a second successive ABA double.