Powerful Pattinson punches her way to a semi-final spot

Jessica Pattinson, red, in action at her home show in April. Picture by Steve Miller.
Jessica Pattinson, red, in action at her home show in April. Picture by Steve Miller.

Talented boxer Jessica Pattinson floored her opponent en route to a unanimous victory to secure a semi-final spot in a prestigious tournament.

The Alnwick Amateur Boxing Club star defeated Shannon Bown in the England Boxing School Championships Quarter-finals North on Saturday.

Jessica Pattinson celebrates her victory.

Jessica Pattinson celebrates her victory.

The teenager sent her rival crashing to the canvas in the third and final round, after a composed and aggressive display of boxing. The victory secured her a spot in the semi-finals at Evesham.

It is a terrific achievement for Jessica, who only started the sport three years ago.

○ Cyrus Pattinson, from Alnwick, is gearing up to represent England at this weekend’s GB Tri Nations competition. He has just returned from an England training camp.