Peterborough Police Amateur Boxing Club youngster Shae Gowler was pipped on points in a big national championship fight at the weekend.
The 12 year-old Fletton fighter boxed in the pre-quarter-finals of the National Schoolboy Championships in King’s Lynn and narrowly lost on points to Zayan Sadiq.
A cracking action-packed contest saw Gowler comfortably win the exchanges on the inside but he got picked off on the way in by a taller opponent.
His coach Chris Baker said: “Shae performed really well. This was a great learning experience at a very high standard of schoolboy championship boxing. Shae did himself and the club proud. He really left everything inside that ring which is all I can ask for.”