Tommy’s bid is thwarted

Teenage boxer Tommy Ellsmore
Teenage boxer Tommy Ellsmore

Two-time national champion James McMeekin thwarted Colne boxer Tommy Ellsmore’s chances of a perfect 10.

The pair went head-to-head in the semi-final of the England Schoolboy Championships at Croxteth Leisure Centre, but the 13-year-old lost out to McMeekin, who made it 22 wins from 31 contests.

Trainer John Brindle, of Clayton ABC, said: “There wasn’t any gulf in class between the two fighters it what was a hard fought contest.

“I would have no fear in matching Tommy up with anyone in the country at that age.”