Teenage Carlisle boxer John Joe Carrigan is one fight away from becoming European champion.

The Border City Amateur Boxing Club star is representing England in the EUBC Youth Championships in Croatia.

And Carrigan has chalked up three successive victories to reach Sunday's under-71kg final.

Friday saw Carrigan get the better of Irish opponent Tadgh O'Donnell in the semi-finals.

The young Cumbrian earned a unanimous victory from the judges to progress after a closely-fought contest.

He will now take on Hichva Oleh from Ukraine for the title, after he defeated Rasljanin Hamza from Serbia in his semi-final.

Carrigan had previously seen off Georgia's Giorgi Natroshvili in the quarter-final, having outboxed Israeli opponent Idan Moshe in the preliminary round in Porec.

The boxer, from Todhills, is hoping to become a double European champion having won the EUBC junior title in Romania last year in his debut outing with England.

Carrigan's string of regional and national titles in recent years earned him his big chance in the England set-up.