Charlie’s a Knock-Out Champion

Year 11 Prefect and Sports Captain, Charlie Ryder, has been crowned Amateur Boxing Alliance of England National Novice Boxing Champion at the championships held in Hayes in November.

The up-and-coming 15 year old boxing talent, who is also a Deputy Black Belt in Martial Arts, has only been a member of Kings Boxing Academy in Kingsteignton for little over a year before he claimed his first national title. Under the guidance of head coach, Chris Rattenbury, Ryder faced Kettering’s Evan Ross, who had an impressive 12 bout record to his name upon entering the ring. Ryder took only 64 seconds in the first round to achieve a technical knockout, before the referee stopped the bout, awarding Charlie the coveted title.

Charlie Ryder with head coach, Chris Rattenbury
Charlie Ryder with head coach, Chris Rattenbury

This latest title sees Ryder remaining undefeated in all of his bouts since the beginning of his career. He said of the win: “I am so happy to have won and get a national title. I can learn from the experience and continue to get better. I would like to thank my coach, Chris; I would not have got anywhere close to this far without him.”

Coach Chris Rattenbury, said of the win: “Charlie is a highly disciplined boxer and an outstanding young man with truly inspirational qualities. He is a gentleman and a natural leader to everyone in the gym.”

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