Year 12 talented amateur boxer, Charlie Ryder, has successfully defended his national amateur boxing title in his most recent bouts held earlier this month.
Travelling to Dunstable, Charlie fought in the semi-finals of the Amateur Boxing Alliance National Novice Championships, winning by unanimous decision in the 63-66kg weight category.
The final of the competition was held in Haines, Middlesex, where Ryder faced opponent Charlie Crane. The fight was long, lasting the full amount of rounds in the ring. Despite this, Charlie was crowned champion, again by unanimous decision, retaining his ABA National Novice Championship title for the second year in a row.
‘It was a great experience and a fantastic feeling to win.’ Explained Charlie: “This is the last time that I qualify for the Novice Championships, so it was great to end on such a high. I am not classed as a ‘novice’ boxer anymore and I am ready to face the next challenge. Boxing really suits my competitive nature and the feeling of getting something out of all the hard work put in is extremely rewarding.”