Teenager Akbar lands his first national title

Teenager Akbar lands his first national title

Dewsbury’s Amaar Akbar has captured the England Boxing Junior Development national title in a show-stopping performance at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.

Akbar, 15, who is based at the Warrior Breed boxing gym in Dewsbury, defeated Thames Valley’s Caulay Suttie to clinch his first national title.

Akbar was quick off the mark in the bout, scoring a standing eight count and forcing Suttie to touch the canvas following a textbook right hand.

The remaining two rounds saw Akbar catch Suttie with repeated check hooks before the Thames Valley fighter was caught by a strong counter right hand which clinched Akbar’s 10th career win.

Akbar began his journey last month when he defeated former national finalist Waqas Rouf of Wakefield’s White Rose Boxing Club to become the new Yorkshire champion.

The pressure mounted as Warrior Breed travelled to face other regional representatives in a frantic month which saw Akbar win four bouts on his way to the finals.

The Warrior Breed gym also had recent success with Hamza Urfan, who reached the national semi-finals, and Raheem Mustakeem, who lost out in the Yorshire Finals on a split decision against Taylor Watkins of Highfields Boxing Gym.

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