Washington boxer chases title glory

Michael Harmieson
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Michael Harmieson is just two wins away from being a national champion.

The boxer from District Youth ABC beat the North West champion Sam Byram (Beartown ABC) at Birtley on Saturday to make progress.

He controlled the bout, working behind the jab and displaying some good boxing skills.

The win booked him a place in the 48kg category quarter-finals but has has received a bye through that to go straight into the semis.

Club mates Jamie Atcheson and Dylan Atcheson missed out on becoming North East champions, both suffering defeats in very tight battles.

 Head coach Mick Wilson said: “I couldn’t have asked any more of them - they both gave 100%.”