WARRIOR BREED boxer Khalid Ayub captured his third consecutive national title with victory over opponent John Hedges.
The pair had previously fought on two occasions with Ayub winning both bouts, but Hedges had come into the fight on the back of 10 victories and proved difficult opposition.
From the opening bell Ayub made use of his superior reach in order to keep Hedges at bay and won the fight with a unaminous decision.
“I knew Hedges was coming for vengeance after beating him twice previously, once in last year’s final and once in the GB championships, he had nothing to lose, he was coming to fight, I knew I had to be prepared,” said Ayub after the fight.
The Dewsbury boxer is already part of the England boxing team and hopes to continue his progression as he looks to compete in Europe.
Ayub’s title win was the fifth national title won by the Warrior Breed gym and head coach of the gym Zahir Akbar says it is an amazing achievement.
He said: “Khalid is one our top kids in the gym, capturing three national titles is no easy task.
“Five titles as a collective is an amazing achievement, our performances are improving championship by championship.
“There are many more champions to come out of this gym, our little warriors are coming through with a target of entering a squad of at least four boxers into the minors and schoolboy championships in 2018.”
Warrior Breed Boxing can be found at 144 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, and always welcome new members.