Bridlington Boxing Club’s Frankie Thompson has claimed a schoolboy Cadet Yorkshire title at the first time of asking.
It’s the first time the 12-year-old Driffield school pupil entered into these championships after previously not been old enough to do so.
He travelled to Sheffield to compete against Reuben Smith of Henry’s Gym in York in the under 42.kg Yorkshire final.
Both boys came to the ring, nervous to win what is a big occasion for them, but Thompson used his long reach to get the better start to the contest landing some good shots at range and using his feet well. Smith perhaps didn’t take full advantage of the quieter periods of the round where he could have tried to force some errors and Thompson went into the corner on the bell 1 round up.
The second and third round saw Thompson continue to use his feet and range well with the pace of the bout increasing as it went on but Thompson remaining in charge.
After three rounds of boxing the 5 judges were unanimous in awarding Thompson the contest and the Yorkshire title.
He will now represent the county in the national stages of the competition throughout May.
Head coach Damien Grant said “we couldn’t be any prouder of Frankie. He trains hard in the gym 5-6 times per week as-well as doing running etc. Dedication to a sport at a young age shows a great level of discipline and determination and Frankie thoroughly deserves this Yorkshire title and will look forward to representing the county in the national stages of the competition”