Colne boxer Tommy’s voyage

Tommy Ellsmore
Tommy Ellsmore

Colne boxer Tommy Ellsmore is crossing shores in a bid to further enhance his stock in the sport.

The North West Schoolboys champion, who won a contest in Tipperary as part of a 10-man Clayton ABC team in May, is making a return voyage across the Irish Sea to compete in the Monkstown International Boxing Cup.

The 13-year-old, who has undergone rigorous training sessions in Moss Side, Manchester, in preparation, will be pitted with foes from across Europe including Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Switzerland.