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.