Young Hull boxer wins national title

Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by The News Editor

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A teenage boxer from Hull has spoken of his delight at winning a national competition, after less than a year of training.

Nathan Jackson, a pupil at Hull College, recently won the England Boxing Junior Development Championships at South Yorkshire’s MAGNA Arena.

He beat opponent Martin Kerrigan in the 46-48kg category on a split decision in front of a packed audience which included England Boxing’s national coaches.

Nathan, who is studying BTEC sport, mechanical engineering and core GCSEs at Hull 14-16 College, trains with West Hull Boxing Club six evenings a week.

Hull has a proud boxing tradition, with the likes of Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle achieving success, and Nathan hopes to follow in their footsteps by becoming a professional boxer.

He says it “feels great” to be a national junior champion and credits studying for a sports qualification for boosting his drive for boxing.

He’s got his career all mapped out, it seems, because after retirement from professional boxing he says he would like to become a mechanic as he enjoys learning how things work.

Suzanna May, head of Hull 14-16 College, says Nathan has a talent that is matched by his motivation and focus for the sport, and realises the great support he gains from the people around him.

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Published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 by The News Editor

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