Carlisle's teenage boxing star John Joe Carrigan has won his second consecutive title and claimed a gold medal at the Three Nations. 

The event, which took place at Cardiff's Sports Wales National Centre on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, saw the 16-year-old boxer take on the current Scottish and Welsh champions in the Youth Men 72kg category. 

Carrigan, who is from Todhills and fights out of Carlisle's Border City Amateur Boxing Club, was drawn against Scotland in Saturday's semi-final and picked up a unanimous win over Zane Lawton. 

This win set up Sunday's final against Wales' Sonny Desmond, which the local teenage boxer won in the second round after the referee brought the fight to a halt.

This victory saw Carrigan claim his second three-nations title in two years after winning his first championship at 2023's event in Motherwell. 

The title also adds to Carrigan's successful 2024, with the local fighter winning gold at the EUBC Youth Championships, which were held in Croatia in April, and being invited to be assessed by Great Britain coaches in Sheffield in May.

After his victory, Border City ABC coach Ian Archibald piled the praise on the young star and discussed what is up next for the Carlisle fighter.

He said: "After a very dominant first round the referee stopped the contest early in the second and John Joe was crowned British Champion for the second year after last year’s success up in Scotland.

"John Joe travels to London this weekend to represent himself and his club in the prestigious Haringey Box Cup where there will be boxers from all over Europe competing."