BOXING: YOUNG Leamington boxer Jake Finch is the latest future star to come off the conveyor belt of talent at Clearys Boxing Club after being crowned Midland Elite Youth Champion.
In what was a very confident performance by the youngster, Finch got the better of England boxer Ibraheem Sulaimaan (Eastside ABC) to become the new champion.
Jake stayed well composed throughout the fight and boxed his jab against a heavy-favoured Sulaimaan.
Sulaimaan has represented his country on numerous occasions won national titles and rightly so is tipped for the very top by his coaches.
“We watched him last week in the semis and saw a few floors we could expose,” said head coach Edwin Cleary.
“We new with our game plan that there was a very good chance Jake could beat him.
“Jake’s only had 12 contests but has boxed some top lads in his short career, three of which were also boxing in Sunday finals which is a testament to his ability as a novice.
“With Jake he trains hard and pushed hard. To be the best at any sport especially boxing if you always play safe you won’t improve not in this game.
“In boxing you need to be constantly pushed and challenged in the gym, have trust in your coaches with the talent we are producing all our boxers have complete trust and that’s a winning team.
“We believe jake will very soon be on the England program and eventually box for his country. Jake will go all the way to the very top. He has all the attributes needed to become the best. He’s absolute joy to coach.”