Jordan Otwell became a double national boxing champion with victory at the Junior Novice ABA finals in Manchester.

The 17-year-old Oxford Boxing Academy fighter added the bantamweight title to the flyweight crown he won six months ago.

And his coach believes the former football prospect from Kidlington could become a world champion.

Meeting Joshua Blackwood of William Perry ABC (West Midlands), who boasted a record of eight fights with no losses, Otwell knew this was a serious challenge.

Launching solid shots to the body and head from the start of the first round, he quickly put Blackwood on the back foot.

Going into the second round 6-1 up on points, Otwell rammed home his advantage.

A straight right hand to the body, followed by a solid left hook to the head, prompted the referee to issue a mandatory standing eight count.

Otwell resumed the attack to the body and head forcing his opponent into another standing eight count.

A third standing count in one round would have ended the contest under the ABA Rules in favour of Otwell, but Blackwood survived.

Leading 12-2, Otwell was advised to ease off in the third to gain more experience and save himself for last night's club tournament at the Kassam Stadium.

Otwell's final winning margin was 14-3.

Oxford Boxing Academy's head coach Faz Keyani said: "Jordan is improving all the time. He could be representing this country in the Olympics in 2012 in London.

"I believe we have a future world champion in the making in Oxfordshire."

Berinsfield's Danny Reed, 15, lost to the impressive Peter Cope (Gus Robinson Gym, Hartlepool) in his Class A Junior Novice bantanweight final.

Coach Mel Corrigan said: "He gave a good display, but was just a little bit outclassed.

"For a first time in the final, he did well and was very brave."