Sherwood boxer shines on national stage

A young boxer from Sherwood this week made a name for himself on the national stage while representing local club Arnold School of Boxing in a nationwide tournament. 

20-year-old Kyle Birkett, from Sherwood, 20, who is currently the East Midlands champion, recently made it through to the national development semi-finals.

Kyle traveled to Liverpool to take on local boxer David Thompson of Golden Gloves ABC .

Kyle boxed a very composed three rounds using his jab very well.

Thompson, who is a very tall and awkward boxer, boxed on the outside. He was dedicated a point after multiple warnings by the ref for holding.

In the end, Kyle lost on a very close points decision which on another day could have gone to the Arnold boxer.

Kyle has proven himself on a national stage and will be now be pushing for more honours this season.

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