Nine year old year old Warren Everett from Ovenden has claimed a European title following victory in his latest bout at Blackpool.
Everett, who fights out of the Spartan Whitworth Gym in Lancashire, saw off the challenge from his 10 year old opponent from Holland to claim his sixth title belt.
The hard-hitting youngster has enjoyed an astonishing year and apart from his latest success Everett also holds the Thai Boxing Celtic title, the K1 Celtic title, two interclub titles and is the North West Area champion.
His European fight was in the 30kg section and provided five rounds of all out action.
Both fighters gave everything they had but it was the Halifax youngster who showed the greater skill as he dominated all the way through.
From the first round onwards, Everett threw everything at his opponent, scoring highly with body kicks and knees. He also made his Dutch challenger miss on several occasions.
Everett continued to win the judges points through the middle rounds before coming on strongly again in the final round.
It looked as though Everett may stop his man but although both went the distance Everett was declared the winner on a unanimous verdict.
Proud father Andy Everett said: ”The fight was one of his best performances and he seems to be going from strength to strength.
“Warren is improving all the time and proving he is one of the best fighters out there in his weight division.
“He said he felt confident of winning. He will fight anyone put in front off him. Warren has always said that he would be a champion and just wants to prove he is the best fighter.
“I am really proud of Warren and what he has achieved at such a young age. He has great self belief and nothing fazes him.”
Everett had trained non stop for the two weeks leading up to the fight after been out for five weeks on holiday where he was initially offered the fight at short notice.
He has been training since he was three years old and has had over 70 inter club fights where he remains unbeaten.