National ABA Junior Championships
OXFORD’S Jordan Flynn will be out for revenge when he fights Bury ABC’s Sahir Iqbal in the National ABA Junior Championships final at Batley, Yorkshire, tomorrow.
Flynn, who booked his place in the 57kg title-decider with a convincing points win over Hoddesdon’s Daniel Khan in the semi-final at Haslemere, Surrey, last weekend, lost to Iqbal in the 46kg final two years ago.
Flynn was with Berinsfield ABC then, but has since joined the London-based Repton ABC, winning his second national title last year and progressing in impressive fashion to the final this season.
The 16-year-old, who attends St Gregory the Great School, took charge against Khan in the first round, before stamping his authority on the contest in the next two sessions to record a resounding 34-14 points success.
Flynn’s coach, Calvin Wing, said: “He won it easy. The kid was game, but Jordan had too much class for him.
“He has very fast hands, and he wobbled him a couple of times.”
But Wing warned that Flynn faced a much tougher proposition in Iqbal, a protégé of Mick Jelly, the coach who guided Amir Khan to an Olympic silver medal.
“He has got a tricky bout in the final,” he said.
“He would be the outsider. It is going to take a good boy to beat him, but this kid is a good boy.
“We are nice and fit and we have done a lot of training and had a good preparation.
“There will be no excuses and the best man will win.”