BRADFORD’S Platinum amateur club have a new national champion in Callum Grace.

The 15-year-old won the NABGC title for the 50-52kg category in the recent finals held at the Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy.

Grace qualified for the south coast tournament after winning the Yorkshire rounds by unanimously defeating Regan Murray (Stevie Smith).

And he carried on his fine form for the Thorpe Edge club with a series of impressive wins on the way to the big prize.

Grace won every round against Shildon’s national champion Carl Stout in the pre-quarters before seeing off former junior ABA finalist John Doyle (Salisbury) the same way in the last eight.

His semi-final with Leonard Hughes (Bulkington) proved to be a cracking contest, with Grace edging his Midlands opponent on a split decision.

Grace was up against it in the final where he faced junior ABA champion Rio Emmins from the Billericay and Wickford club in Essex.

But another fantastic display from the Bradford boxer earned him another split verdict and the overall honours.

Head coach Dave Nelson said: “Callum has worked really hard with his main trainer Martin Bateson, who has recently joined us.

“The club had four national champions in 2015 – an exceptional achievement for team Platinum. Now we’re looking for team sponsors to take the club forward.”