CREWKERNE boxer Moken Mills has been crowned New England Boxing National Schools Champion 2022 making him the best in the Country at his age and weight.

The junior boxer defeated his opponent Wisdom Smith from London by unanimous decision in the final of the competition.

Mills started the new boxing season as the reining MTK Lonsdale Boxcup Champion and entered in the England Boxing National Schoolboy Championships.

Moken travelled with other members of the Crewkerne Boxing Club, where he trains, to various sparring days and events around the country and the training was tough.

His coach and dad, Larry Mills said: "Moken's dedication and determination to succeed helped take his boxing to the next level, winning his las 7 bouts against top lads from clubs all around the country, all before winning the National Championships.

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"The England Boxing National Schools Finals is a huge event, with the best clubs from around the country competing over two days, and is live streamed globally."

In the final, Moken was hungry for the win, his opponent came out using his long southpaw jab and had great movement but Moken was visibly stronger and caught his opponent with a strong right hand in the early stages of the 1st round.

This automatically put his opponent in a defensive style and he was boxing on the back foot, Moken remained disciplined and hunted him down for the remainder of the bout landing a variety of clean shots to his opponent and demonstrating his great boxing skills making it an easy decision for the Judges.

They awarded him yet another unanimous win and crowning him the New England Boxing National Schools Champion 2022 making him the best in the Country at his age and weight and putting Crewkerne on the map.

"Moken is a great role model to the other kids at our club and helps with training and sparring to bring the other boxers up to the next level.

"Crewkerne Boxing Club has many up and coming talented boxers and with our new purpose built premises being available in late Summer this year we will be able to produce more quality boxers and ultimately more champions," Larry Mills added.