A BOXER from Meliden has celebrated becoming the junior Welsh 60kg champion.

Alfie Lewis, a 15-year-old student at Prestatyn High School, earned the title after two successful bouts at a championship at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff last weekend.

It is the latest in a string of achievements from Alfie, after winning gold at the Welsh Box Cup in October, where he was also crowned best schoolboy.

Alfie boxes for Llandudno ABC, and trains with his dad, Dan, at his gym, Warrior Fitness North Wales.


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Dan was full of praise for Alfie, adding that it’s the success he deserves for his tireless efforts since taking up boxing aged eight.

Dan said: “It was incredible. I don’t know another kid on his level, or with his sheer dedication to boxing. He’s completely changed his lifestyle for it.

“Back in October, he entered a Box Cup tournament, in which he won gold. He also got the best schoolboy award at the tournament as well.

“From that, he got accepted onto the Welsh development squad, so he’s on the pathway now to GB Boxing, basically!

“From there, he had a couple of bouts at club shows, which he won, and then he entered these championships, which he also won gold at.


“This weekend, he beat some good lads. He got a gold medal and the Welsh vest, so any club show he goes to now, he has to wear the Welsh vest, so people know you’re the Welsh champion.

“At such a young age, he’s years ahead. He stays in at weekends, he trains nearly every day, he runs before school; it’s unheard of, to be honest.

“And that’s why he’s winning so easily now; boxing is all he wants to do. I took him to the Prestatyn club when he was eight and he’s never missed a session in seven years.”