Christopher Windle has been likened to a “young Mike Tyson” after winning national schoolboy glory.
The 14-year-old from Bradford’s Platinum club struck gold in the 34kg final of the English Boxing Schools’ Championships.
Windle proved far too strong for opponent George Webb from the All Comers Club in Cambridge to win by a unanimous decision at Huddersfield Sports Centre.
Ecstatic coach David Nelson had predicted success for his exciting youngster, who improved to a perfect 11-win record.
Nelson said: “I’ve had Christopher for 15 or 16 months, and he is probably one of the best I’ve trained.
“He reminds me a bit of a young Mike Tyson – he comes forward and is as strong as a nut. He’s got good head movement, he’s very fast and sharp.
“It was a fantastic display and he outclassed the other kid in every department. I couldn’t have asked for it to go any better.”
Windle had qualified the hard way after beating home boxer Ryan Moore in the semi-finals in Liverpool the previous week.
He then warmed up for the national final with another good win in Ireland two days before.
Windle is now preparing for England action in the Three Nations against Scotland and Wales.
Nelson added: “Chris is number one in the country now in his weight, and I don’t see him getting beaten for a long time.”