A TEENAGE boxer came through his hardest fight to date to become a regional champion and book his place in the next round of a prestigious competition.
Cyrus Pattinson, from Alnwick, beat the Yorkshire Champion Aaron Davis in the Children and Young People Championships.
Pattinson, fighting for the North East of England, showed his class to beat Davis 18-10.
Pattinson, who boasts a record of seven wins and no losses, will now contest the quarter-final this weekend, when he will take on a boxer from the West of England for the North of England title.
Particularly pleasing for Pattinson was the way he stuck to his game plan against Davis, who was an unorthodox type of boxer which meant that Pattinson, with his relative inexperience, found it difficult to figure out Davis’ style as he did not box technically correctly and was more of a spoiler.
Pattinson, who showed great determination throughout the contest, lead each round and hit his opponent with some strong over-hand rights, leaving Davis facing standing eight counts in both the second and the third rounds.