THE attention in the ring turns to the fairer sex today – with three locals through to the finals of the Amateur Boxing Association of England’s National championships – a record for Oxfordshire.

Windrush Valley’s Jasmine Yeates has already claimed a title 12 months ago.

She is bidding for the double at the Mansfield Leisure Centre.

She defeated Natasha Cole on a points decision in 2010 and will face the same Portsmouth opponent in the Class 6 (born 1993) 71kg category.

And nothing is being taken for granted in the Windrush Valley camp.

Club Secretary Ann Setch said: “We know the Ports-mouth girl will not want to suffer a second disappointment.

“Jasmine has been even more determined in training for this final than when she won last year.”

Abingdon’s Lucy Cook has also reached the finals for a second season in succession and she is hoping for better luck this time around.

Last year she was outpointed by Terri Leigh Harper from Ernie Oxers ABC, and now she meets Olivia Orchard from Newquay in Cornwall in her quest to capture the Class 3 (born 1996) 54kg title.

Completing the Oxfordshire trio is Niamh McGuckin from Berinsfield, who will be competing in her first national final.

She meets Emma Dolan of Attleborough ABC in the Class 1 (born 1998) 40kg division.

Windrush Valley stages the final show of the season in Oxfordshire at Carterton Social Club tomorrow afternoon.

The first bell rings at 1pm and admission is £10.