24th May, 2017

Young boxer Josh Finch attracts the interest of England after trial day invite

Steve Carpenter 13th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TEENAGER Josh Finch looks set to have a bright future in the sport after being selected to take part in an England open talent day in Telford this weekend.

The 15-year-old enjoyed a hugely succesful novice season having beaten national champions and picking up a Midland vest in an Elite championships, where he narrowly missed out on the quarter-final spot by a split decision.

The Kenilworth High School pupil has seen his form rewarded by a trip to Telford this Saturday where he will be hoping to impress the England set up and follow in the footsteps of fellow Clearys boxer Danny Quartermaine and Lewis Williams.

“It’s great to see another boxer attending an open talent day showing the production line of growing talent at Clearys boxing gym,” said coach Edwin Cleary.

“The purpose is to identify talented boxers that may not have been spotted at the national championships held earlier in the year.

“Josh for a novice this season has been spectacular. On clubs shows he’s beaten National Champions and picked up a Midland vest in am elite Championship.

“He holds his own with anyone. I believe in the next 12 months he, along with his brother Jake, will reach the very top.”

This Friday a group of members from Clearys Boxing Club will be attending an evening with British boxing legend Frank Bruno.

Young boxers like Finch will look to take inspiration from a former fighter who after a series of failed attempts before, eventually fought back to become World Heavyweight Champion back in September 1995.