Triple success for champion boxer Jude

June 30 2017

HIS family and friends think he's a knock-out and it's no wonder for school boy Jude Moore is certainly packing the punches in the world of boxing.

HIS family and friends think he's a knock-out and it's no wonder for school boy Jude Moore is certainly packing the punches in the world of boxing.

First, the 14-year-old from Fishponds was crowned National Schools Champion in Manchester at the end of May.

Then, just weeks later, he represented England in the Three Nations, taking gold in his 50-52kg category.

And, to top it all, Jude's just been given the news he had been anxiously waiting for - he's made it through to the European Schoolboy Championships in Romania this month following a recent trial.

Jude, a student at Mangotsfield School, has been boxing for three years and has compiled an impressive record of 22 contests, winning an impressive 19.

He has been honing his skills at Downend Amateur Boxing Club, which is based at the Harry Crook Centre in Fishponds.

Under the watchful eye of coach Craig Turner, Jude is proving a force to be reckoned with.

Craig said: "We are all delighted and so proud.

"Jude works so hard in the gym and is totally obsessed with boxing outside. We cannot think of a more deserving person."

Jude made it to the quarter finals of the National Championships last year but this year won his way to the finals with a win in Milton Keynes against the tough Frank Watson of Danson Boxing Club.

After vowing to do well, determined Jude got the result he wanted, winning after a split decision in the under 52k class B final against Isaac Price from Hunslet Boxing Club in Leeds.

During the same weekend he was presented with the news that he had been chosen to box for England in the Three Nations Championships from June 3-4 at the Ravenscraig regional sports facility in Motherwell.

Jude's first contest saw him beat Scot John Hendry on a split decision, to be followed by further Scottish opposition in Shahzman Parnez who Jude also beat on a split decision to become GB champion.

Jude said: "My head is in a spin! Within ten days I'd won the national title, represented my country and became GB Champion.

"To then be told I've won a place in the European Championships is just amazing. I can't believe it! I will now be stepping up my training programme and I am determined to give it all I've got."