Clay tipped for county championship glory

FINAL COUNTDOWN: Attleborough's Milo Clay (blue) overcame Jasper Boydell (red) to reach the Eastern Counties Youth Championships under-60kg final
FINAL COUNTDOWN: Attleborough's Milo Clay (blue) overcame Jasper Boydell (red) to reach the Eastern Counties Youth Championships under-60kg final
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Milo Clay has been tipped for a bright future in boxing as he eyes County Championship glory tomorrow.

The talented fighter secured his place in the Eastern Counties Youth Championships under-60kg final following an impressive unanimous decision victory over Sudbury’s Jasper Boydell in the bout of the evening at the Delphi Centre in Sudbury on Saturday.

And having seen one of his fighters take a step closer to becoming Attleborough’s first ever male county champion, club chairman Jeremy Burton has backed Clay to not only lift the title tomorrow in Haddenham, but also go on to greater success at national level.

“Milo is credit to himself and to the club,” he said, “He never misses a session and has been consistently improving for the last four years.

“He is a very promising boxer and is very good in the ring, but just as importantly he is a lovely character and a real nice lad. I think he can go far and we are all really confident he will go on and win his final bout on Saturday.

“He would be our first boy to win an Eastern Counties championship, which would be a huge boost for Milo and for the club as a whole.

“We are all confident he can win the fight and then hopefully go through and do well at the nationals as well.

“He is a very dedicated lad and if he keeps up what he is doing then there is no reason why he can’t succeed beyond the national amateur level.”