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Young Leamington boxer Josh Finch claims junior Warwickshire crown

Steve Carpenter 25th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

JOSH Finch produced one of his best performances to date to be crowned Junior Warwickshire Champion.

The 14-year-old came up against a determined Francis Byrnes from Christ the King ABC last Thursday evening and Finch controlled the 52kg fight from start to finish.

Finch, who trains at Clearys ABC in Leamington, now moves into the Midlands semi-final in Birmingham this weekend and new coach Roy Thornton believes the young boxer can go far.

He said: “Josh was boxing within himself but controlled the fight and really didn’t get into second gear.

“Josh has a fantastic jab and great movement. He has a great calmness and his ability to listen and follow instructions.

“We really like the look of Josh. He’s a real gem, trains as hard as anyone and always wants to improve.”

Elsewhere, Danny Quartermaine is back in action this Friday when he returns to Birmingham to fight Jordan Flynn at the Irish Centre.

The 18-year-old recently lost to Cory O’Regan in an attempt to win the English title earlier this month in Britain’s ‘second city’.

Quartermaine was backed by an army of over 150 supporters, lost by the narrowest of margins to O’Regan but fought with a swollen left eye for most of the encounter.

But he is back in action to face Flynn who is a member of the England setup and is ranked as one of the top young boxers in the country.