Catterick Garrison boxer claims third national title

Catterick Garrison boxer Elliot Done has claimed another national title.

Elliot, who attends Risedale School, was crowned the National Junior Cadet Champion following a bout against the Southern Counties champion at Rotherham last weekend.

His father Simon Done said Elliot had earlier competed in the England National Junior Cadet Championship Quarter Finals at the Seaton Carew Sports Domes.

Elliot boxed against the North West Champion.

After three rounds of boxing Elliot won on a unanimous points securing his place, alongside his club teammate, in the National Semi Finals and Finals in Rotherham.

Simon added:” On Saturday Elliot boxed against the Southern Counties Champion and won unanimously, taking every opportunity to better his opponent, even giving him a standing 8 count in very the first round.

“The final on Sunday saw Elliot up against the Midlands Champion who he had beaten on a previous occasion.

“The match was an awkward scrappy bout with the opponent constantly holding onto Elliot which resulted in him having a point deducted in the third round.

“Elliot still boxed well and again won unanimously making him the National Junior Cadet Champion.”

This is Elliot’s third national title in just three years while training at Darlington Boxing Club.

Simon added: “This fantastic outcome is the result of long hours in the gym, travelling up and down the motorways for sparring sessions and giving up weekends to train with the national squad.

“It’s simply an amazing achievement for such a young lad. Needless to say I’m a very proud Dad indeed.

“Both Elliot and I thank Risedale for their continued support”.

Risedale principal Colin Scott said: “It’s absolutely brilliant news.

“I’m really pleased our school is able to support Elliot in his endeavours.”

Any local companies interested in sponsoring Elliot can contact via Twitter here.