Boxing: Weston Warriors edged out in National finals

Weston Warriors Liam Orme with coach Dean Lewis

Weston Warriors Liam Orme with coach Dean Lewis - Credit: Archant

Weston Warriors ABC had two boxers in action at the England Boxing National Youth Championships in Bambury.

Weston Warriors Brook Chamberlain

Weston Warriors Brook Chamberlain - Credit: Archant

Liam Orme came through the local group stages to become area champion and make finals weekend, where he won his quarter and semi-final bouts in style.

Orme beat an England squad youngster to reach the 64-69kg cadet final and face a rival with 36 wins in 44 bouts, in only his 17th outing.

But despite a brave effort he lost narrowly on points.

Heavyweight Brook Chamberlain had a bye in the over-91kg semi-final and met a top England youngster with 18 wins in 20 fights.

And despite giving his all, Chamberlain came off second best to an opponent who had too much for him.

Nonetheless, Warriors head coach Dean Lewis praised his two fighters, saying: “I am very proud of the boy’s performances and we will be back next year for the belts.”