A PAIR of Bradford Police Amateur Boxing Club fighters have enjoyed success inside the ring including a three-time champion and a winning start for a teenager.

Hadier Rafiq, 16, made a triumphant start to his career between the ropes with a victory at an event held in Skegness.

The teenager won by a unanimous decision on all three judges’ cards at the event and was also awarded the best boxer of the night from the 12 bouts on the action-packed show.

Haider has made magnificent changes to his life from outside the gym to inside of the boxing ring.

He has lost massive 40kg weight and is now focusing on life as a boxer and says he is making better decisions now in his life as a result of concentrating on the sport.

Hadier added his coaches at the club, Mohammed Ali and head coach Julian Cyprien, have both been a good influence on him.

The exciting young Bradford fighter said: “I’m so happy right now I feel so good mentally emotionally and physically.

“I’m at Bradford College now studying and making better decisions for myself.”

Hadier added: “I’ve lost a lot of weight just by dedicating myself to the boxing gym almost six nights a week.

“Coaches Ali and Cyprien have put so much work into me, not just in boxing side but as my mentor who have both been there by my side, giving me direction in my life.

“Everytime I needed him he would advise me and guide me.”

Meanwhile, fellow Bradford Police Amateur Boxing Club member Adam Samad was in action on Sunday and, after achieving his way to the Yorkshire Championship Final at 86kg, which was won by a unanimous decision at the event.

This latest impressive victory means Samad is now a three-time Yorkshire Champion across three different weight classes.

Samad is due to turn professional in the new year, after starring as an amateur, culminating in his collection of titles.

He made a winning return to then amateur scene last month with victory at an event in Leeds.

Samad took the win in a super middleweight clash and received the best boxer of the night award from the judging officials that night.

Bradford Police Amateur Boxing Club, based at Benton House in Nelson Street, Broomfields, aims to encourage more people in the district to attend its gym in order to stay fit, help them against any mental health issues and also help crime on the streets.

The club also aims to give everyone a better chance in life.

The club’s gym is open six nights each week for people in the Bradford district to use.

Police Amateur is run by Cyprien, who is the head coach, and who has been around the boxing scene for more than 60 years.