A TEEN female Bradford boxer battled for British pride at the weekend when representing England in a landmark contest.

It is believed that Sedbergh Boxing Club's Alvina Razak is the first Bradfordian girl to ever compete for the nation.

Her trainer Peter Cannon also claims she is the first Pakistani Muslim to box for England in this country.

The 14-year-old struck bronze at the Great Britain Three Nations Tournament where youngsters from England, Scotland and Wales battled against each other.

Razak came up against Scot Billie Marie Baillie in her semi-final bout.

But the Bradford boxer succumbed to a referee technical decision (RTD) loss.

Sedbergh Boxing Club head coach Cannon said it came down to Baillie having more height, weight and experience.

He added: "She's the first girl to ever box for England from Bradford.

"I think she's also the first Pakistani Muslim to box for England in England.

"I'm over the moon, the result didn't go our way but to be number three in Britain is great, in only her fourth fight."

Pint-sized Razak came in at just 33kg, but put up a good fight against her Scottish rival who went on to win gold in the Female Under 36kg category.

Cannon said: "She couldn't get to grips with the lass's reach.

"She was just too big, too strong. She was there until the end which is great.

"But, with more experience she could do it. We already have plans for next season.

"She's already tasted success, so she wants it again."

"She's looking to travel to Sweden, her and her sister, for all-female boxing over there."

The tournament took place at the Barnsley Metrodome and Cannon admitted it was a nice change to be competing in the north.

He said: "We were at the National Championships recently, which was all the way down to Crawley.

"Alvina was at the National Finals too, it's been a fantastic first season for her.

"She's been with us for a long, long time.

"But there's not many girls of her weight or that are small enough to face her.

"One day she could be in the Olympics, the way she's progressing."