DROITWICH boxer Joe ‘The Golden Boy’ Doyle has qualified for the National Junior Championship once again after claiming a hat-trick of Midlands titles.
The 14-year-old was crowned Midlands champion for the third time in Stoke-on-Trent at the weekend by defeating Jordan Kendall from Clearys Boxing Club in Leamington with a classy performance of clean punching and slick movement resulting in a unanimous points victory.
After battling to the England national final last year only to lose out by a single point and a split decision, Doyle is in determined mood to win the title this time around and his latest display will give him plenty of confidence for his quarter-final bout in Birmingham on Sunday, March 19.
And he won’t be the only Droitwich Amateur Boxing Academy fighter going for glory in the nationals as Sophie Morton and Liam Jones have both received byes to the semi-final stages.
Meanwhile, the Droitwich club staged a successful novice show at Stourport Civic Hall last Friday where six of its fighters were in action.
There were victories for 17-year-old Darragh Murray and William Clayton, who stopped his opponent in the first round of his light heavyweight contest with a display that would certainly have impressed his watching father and Worcester boxer Wayne.
Light welterweight Jonathan Martin, Stevie-Lee Jones and Connor Jones lost out to close decisions while ten-year-old Daniel Reuben enjoyed his ring debut in a no-contest skills bout.