BOXING: Hitman Hannifin wins first title

Connor Hannifin
Connor Hannifin

TALENTED young boxer Connor ‘The Hitman’ Hannifin made a cracking start to the national schoolboy championships at the weekend, being crowned East Midlands Regional Champion.

Connor was grateful to all his supporters who braved the snow to watch him take on Omar Uzman from Leicester Railwaymen’s ABC at the Engineers Club in Derby.

Uzman’s corner threw in the towel in the second round to stop the fight.

The Avon Valley School pupil started on the front foot and used his power and ability to overcome his opponent in the under 46kg fight, with shots to the body and head. He was awarded a trophy and vest.

Connor, who is grateful to the Ken Marriott Leisure Centre for their support, is now looking forward to his next fight for the Midlands title.