CLEARY’s boxer Aman Kumar has attracted the interest of his nation, prior to claiming a fifth consecutive scalp on Saturday night.
The 13-year old has been invited to attend a Talent Development Camp at Berinsfield Gym by England Boxing, where he will be trained by coaches and face some of the best school boxers from around the country.
His involvement in a previous bout was enough to earn the invite to the training camp, which will see Kumar receive the best training possible for his future development.
The news was followed by a last-minute trip to Weston-Super-Mare, where he went toe-to-toe with home fighter Sam Hampey of Weston Warriors ABC.
Kumar would come out of the contest on top, winning by a unanimous decision after taking each round of their fight.
Despite going up against the well-backed Weston fighter in hostile conditions, he was able to block out the home support and landed a number of right handers and left hooks which jolted the head of Hampey on numerous occasions.
Elsewhere, fellow Cleary’s fighter Lewis Williams headed out to Hungary on Monday (4th) for his first international tournament of the year with Team GB.
He plans to bring home gold for his country, fresh from benefiting from a two-week training camp in Colorado, USA, prior to further tournaments on the cards in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Morgan Ansell meanwhile starts her Elite youth title defence this week, after the semi-final draw pitched her against Jacy Birch of St Mary’s ABC – the final taking place the following day in Banbury.
It begins a busy year for Ansell, who competes in the European and World Championships, on top of the Youth Commonwealth Games for her country.