A University of Bradford student, who is part of the Aztec Boxing Club in the city, has won a senior Yorkshire title.

Young talent Danish Ahmed boxed on Saturday over at Sheffield for the open class Yorkshire belt.

And in a one-sided affair, Ahmed dominated impressively from the opening bell, coming out on top on all of the scorecard to take the title by a unanimous points decision. 

Ahmed has racked up some superb victories in the last three months, and he got a taste of the big time a couple of months ago, after reaching the national championship finals in December.

The boxing show at the weekend was held at Kings Boxing Club Sheffield, who also had a very special guest in attendance.

That came in the form of former IBF welterweight world champion and Sheffield native Kell Brook, who presented the championship belt to Ahmed after his victory.

Respect Bradford boxing coach Mo Ali could not hide the pride he felt in his young charge Ahmed claiming the Yorkshire title on Saturday.

He said: “I'm so proud of Danish’s achievement. I honestly am so pleased and over the moon.

“He sacrificed so much in training over the last six weeks, eating clean throughout and training twice a day.

“He managed to do all of his studies and his training camp on the basis of discipline.”

Ahmed boxes for Aztec Boxing Club, which is based on Fairbank Road in BD8 and has been set up by Ali and former Labour councillor for Toller, Amir Hussain.

Aztec has not only produced champions, to which it can now add the talented Ahmed, but it also supports individuals with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), such as Down’s Syndrome and autism.

Coach Ali insists it is important everyone at the club feels special and equal, while Aztec also want to be an outlet for youngsters to help keep crime down In the surrounding areas of Bradford.