Precious books spot in Yorkshire final

James Precious in action in Bridlington earlier this month.
James Precious in action in Bridlington earlier this month.

Bridlington’s James Precious is into the Yorkshire final of the Junior ABA Championships.

He overcame a tough opponent, Bilal Ali of the Evolve Boxing Club in Morley, in Sunday’s semi-final.

James Precious in action in Bridlington earlier this month.

James Precious in action in Bridlington earlier this month.

The two went head-to-head in the 50kg category, having met once before, when Ali took the judges’s decision.

But after training twice a day at the Bridlington club during half-term, Precious was able to avenge the previous result and book his place in the final in 10 days time.

Head coach Damien Grant said: “It was a great display of boxing with James listening to every word told.

“He really deserved this win after all the hard work he has put in.”