JORDAN Cameron is getting ready to fly the flag for Kirkby Amateur Boxing Club when he represents his country.
Manor School pupil Jordan impressed so much in a recent bout in Cambridge that he is set to represent an English squad against an Irish team in the summer.
Jordan (16), who has won five out of 10 bouts, grabbed the headlines in his previous bout in Cambridge after he converted from his usual all-action style and cleverly outboxed his opponent over three rounds.
Jordan and club coach Richard Wheldon had been working hard in the gym to adopt a new style after deciding to alter their tactics for the fight.
And their work paid off as Jordan exercised the game plan to perfection, winning clearly on points.
Richard explained: “We took the fight in Cambridge at the last minute against a local lad, but I knew Jordan was ready. He boxed superbly and won every round. He didn’t get hit throughout the bout, and he gave the kid a standing count.
“Their coach was so impressed with Jordan’s performance that he came over to us and invited us to go over to Ireland with them and compete against an Irish team.”
He added: “I’ve been training Jordan for two years and he hasn’t missed a training session. He really deserves every success he gets.
“The ABAs begin on Saturday and it is a massive ask for Jordan because he could be matched against an opponent who has had around 60 fights.
“But I have 100 per cent faith in him.”
Jordan said: “I felt really fit for the last fight, and I was probably in the best condition I have ever been in.
“It’s brilliant training at Kirkby - it’s hard work, but I really enjoy it. I want to go as far as I can go in boxing.”