A talented teenage boxer will step into the ring tomorrow in a bid to become the best in his age group in England.

Quinlan Carter is fighting in the quarter-finals of the England Boxing Youth Championship Finals in Rotherham in the Under-67kg category.

If the 16-year-old from Watford wins this bout, he will be back in the ring for the semi-finals on Saturday, with the final taking place the following day.

Carter trains at West Herts ABC and coach Joseph Icarangal is “cautiously optimistic” about the young boxer’s prospects this weekend.

Watford Observer:

The teenager qualified for the finals after becoming Home Counties champion and warmed up for the nationals by beating last year’s England finalist and current Western Counties champion last weekend.

While the teenager is relatively inexperienced with only seven bouts – largely due to sustaining a back in injury which he kept him out of the ring for around nine months after making his debut in 2022 – and the average of the England finalists is around 25 contests, the coach believes the “quick and fast” boxer is the most “consistent” the club has had since it opened in 2020.