Schoolboy boxer John-Joe Carrigan has become Border City ABC’s fourth national champion.

Carrigan, 12, followed in the path of Jack Turnbull, Brodie Stephenson and James Rowland as he won the England Boxing National Schools Championships title in Crawley.

On Sunday, Carrigan beat Martin Sweeney from Five Star Boxing, based in Romford, by a unanimous decision in the Under-52kg category final.

Turnbull, meanwhile, this week flew out with the rest of England’s squad to Romania ahead of the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships which will be held in Galati from May 21 to June 2.

He will represent his country in the 80kg category after beating Scarborough ABC’s Reece Harris-Mann in the 75- 80kg category in his national final in March to qualify.

"Jack has been up and down the country on England camps, sparring the best boys in the country," said Ian Archibald, one of Border City’s coaches.

"Last week, he travelled to Manchester’s Jimmy Egan’s show where he boxed Egan’s national youth champion Jack Edge, picking up a comfortable unanimous win, which was great preparation."

Border City also held their third home show in 2019 on Friday.

Chris Stott, another of the Carlisle club’s coaches, added: "The club are over the moon with the success our boxers have had this season, keeping up the good work that has been put in, in and out of the gym over the four seasons since the club opened.

"We now only have a small handful of shows and then we have our end-of-season awards evening."