Pattinson launches assault on National Championships

Jessica Pattinson, red, in action against Chantel Whiting. Picture by Steve Miller.
Jessica Pattinson, red, in action against Chantel Whiting. Picture by Steve Miller.

Talented teenage boxer Jessica Pattinson has started her quest to win the School Girls’ National Championships.

The 13-year-old fighter from Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club headed to Darlington on Saturday for the competition’s first round.

Jessica Pattinson.NOP

Jessica Pattinson.NOP

No other girl was entered into the Tyne Tees & Wear 43kg to 44.5kg section, so she was automatically crowned regional champion.

It is expected that she will also bypass the pre-quarter-final stage and enter the ring at the quarter-finals in Wakefield later this month.

Her preparation for the championships has gone well.

She put in a spirited display against Chantel Whiting at the Alnwick club’s home show in April, on the back of landing her first technical knockout (TKO) victory in March.