Repton boxing club's teenage heavyweight prospect Jesse Dean Harris underlined his ring potential as he swept to his latest national award in the England Boxing Youth finals at Rotherham last weekend.

'Birdie' Harris a 17-year-old six foot plus already a heavyweight 91kg has already shown his ability at international level and underlined his domination on the home scene as he took control of his final clash.

He eased the disappointment of the defeats of the Bethnal Green club's highly fancied pair Henry Turner and Shiloh Defraitas earlier in the three day event

Final opponent Theo Fearon from Nottingham's Bilborough Community club was on the receiving end of the Repton boxer's effective shots as Harris dominated the exchanges at long range.

Fearon tried gamely to turn the bout his way but east London club hope continued to find the target as he stayed on top and clinched the unanimous verdict from all three ringside judges.

Earlier the Repton boxer had made sure of his final spot eliminating north east rival Clyde Best from the South Durham Club in their semi final meeting.

The Durham entry a former national titleholder could not halt Harris's title progress with the Repton boxer moving through with the unanimous votes of the ringside judges.

However Repton officials were less impressed with a split vote that went against Defraitas after his 56kg final against European junior champion  Charles Frankham (The Ring).

In fact the eagerly awaited duel of the outstanding multi titled duo proved disappointing with too many scrappy exchanges and warnings from the referee before the Bracknell club boxer took the verdict and the title.

Defraitas showed his speedy skills on his way to the final eliminating Wallsall Wood's  Hamzah Ahmed  in a quarter final bout on opening day of the tournament.

Darlington's Joe Tyers was his next rival on the title trail but could not stop the Repton boxer's progress and  Defraitas set up his final clash with Frankham.

Multi-titled  Turner's hopes of adding to his success list was halted in his quarter final 60kg clash with Mark Chamberlain from Portsmouth's Wiseman Boxing Academy.

Chamberlain with more that a year age advantage edged the verdict over Turner a gold medallist at last year's European schools championship.

By Tech Prastish Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd


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