ANTRIM can boast not one, but two new boxing champions after two young athletes from Antrim Amateur Boxing Club tasted success over the weekend.

Both unbeaten, previously Callum McMillan had ten wins from ten fights.

He was also recently crowned was crowned County Antrim 3s Champion.

Relative newcomer Jude McLaughlin had six wins out of six so far.

The boys were fighting on Monday and Tuesday at the National Stadium in the All Ireland Boy/Girl 1,2 and 3 National Championships, and reached the finals by the weekend.

The boys were recently waved off on their travels with coach Gary Brady by sponsors, the Juice Bar at Antrim Forum.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Unbelievable - they’ve only gone and done it!

“Not one, but two new Irish Champions.

“Everyone involved with the club is so proud of these boys.

“Both boys boxed fantastic. Showing great skill, grit and determination to win their first Irish titles.

“Massive well done boys.

“Now you can finally go and enjoy your Easter eggs!”

The boys have also been congratulated by their school, Antrim Grammar and sponsors, The Juice Bar at Antrim Forum.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Alpha Newspaper Group

Characters left: 1500


Rangers and Man Utd on way to SuperCupNI

Councillor William McCaughey, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, David Jeffrey, manager Ballymena United FC and Victor Leonard, Chairman STATSports SuperCupNI