‘Pocket Rocket’ turns on the style

Aamir Shirazi with dad Akif and coch Chris Baker.
Aamir Shirazi with dad Akif and coch Chris Baker.
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Young city boxer Aamir Shirazi turned in a dazzling display at a show in Coventry at the weekend.

The 10 year-old William Law School pupil is the youngest competitive boxer at the Peterborough Police Amateur Boxing Club but he turned in a very mature performance to unanimously outpoint Josh Williams from Willenhall ABC in a 29kg contest.

Both boxers had an impressive workrate but Shirazi’s footwork and hand speed proved too much for the home boxer to handle.

Shirazi thew a flurry of combinations in every round, attacking from all angles and scoring heavily. He showed controlled aggression and kept the pressure on throughout the bout and even finished the third round with a cheeky Ali Shuffle!

Peterborough Police head coach Chris Baker said: “This was an excellent mature performance from our little pocket rocket Aamir Shirazi.

“Aamir has been working his socks off in the gym and also at home with help from his dad and his older brother Imraan, who also boxes for the club.

“This little lad has a lot of natural talent and is a real showman.”

Shirazi will be back in action on Saturday (December 16) along with all the other Peterborough Police club boxers at their show at the Queen Catherine Academy.

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available on the door.

To avoid disappointment tickets can be obtained in advance from the boxers or from Chris on 07921095122.