BRIDLINGTON boxer Charlotte Jarvis is just one fight away from becoming a national champion.
She travels to Manchester next Saturday to compete in the Amateur Boxing Association of England’s Female Championships.
Charlotte, who became the first girl to represent Bridlington ABC when she took to the ring just 10 months ago, will probably start out as favourite to lift the title.
Her opponent is Natasha Dolan of City of Hull ABC, who Charlotte has already beaten twice this year.
But the club’s head coach Damien Grant has said the outcome is not a formality, although he has great confidence in his boxer’s ability
“Just because Charlotte has beaten her twice does not mean it will be easy. The second time they boxed was very close and Dolan will be training very hard for it.
“Charlotte has made some excellent progress of late and is training very hard in the gym. She is looking forward to the bout and understands what is on offer for the winner, however she also knows she is going to have to work very hard to get it.
Charlotte comfortably won the pair’s first bout in Hull, and edged a closer affair in front of her home fans at Bridlington Spa in March.
Mum Tracy said: “Charlotte is really excited and really looking forward to the event. The coaches down at the gym have given her so much encouragement, as have all the other boxers.
“It is just a shame that there are not more female boxers out there yet. But it is definitely increasing.
“She really wants to do well for the club, to give the club some more recognition for all the hard work that they put in, with all the boxers. Without the coaches giving up all their free time, she would not have this opportunity.
“She definitely loves helping the club, and quite a few nights now, she helps with training the smaller children, working with them on the fitness side of things.”
The battle for the under 42kg title will be held at Cedar Mount High School in Manchester.