Connor hits it off with Olympians

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Rugby’s pint-sized, but lethal, schoolboy boxer Connor Hannifin met up with some medal-winning Olympian fighters when he attended an awards ceremony at the Sports Institute of Sheffield last week.

He was there to pick up this golden gloves as the ABA Under-12 Schoolboy Champion at his weight.

He is pictured with gold medallist Anthony Joshua, silver medallist Natasha Jonas and Jack Bateson, another Olympics boxer.

Connor, who trains at King’s Heath Amateur Boxing Club in Northampton, has made coaches Arthur Daley and James Conway very proud. His next step is attending the Great Britain training camp in preparation for the Tri Nations competition against Scotland and Wales.