An ambitious young boxer’s return to the ring has seen him take one of the sport’s most prestigious titles for the third time.
Worcester Park’s Ellis Trowbridge recently competed at Alexandra Palace in the Haringey Box Cup, known as one of the most important competitions in amateur boxing.
And the reigning champion took the major title for the third year in a row – each time competing in a different category.
And now Ellis, a member of Team GB, has got his eye on the main prize – qualifying for the Olympic Games.
Ellis was one of 400 boxers who took part in the competition, returning after injury had kept him out for the previous six months.
“The Haringey Box Cup is a massive event and it’s amazing to get to compete somewhere like Alexandra Palace,” Trowbridge said.
“At the same time it’s very unusual for someone to win in different weight categories, so what I’ve done in the last few years is a historical victory.”
Trowbridge has taken the title as a bantam weight, flyweight and light flyweight – highly unusual in the world of boxing.
Next September, Trowbridge will be fighting with Team GB at a venue to be decided as well as travelling to Azerbaijan to take part in the Under-22 European Games.
“That’s just one of the joys of boxing, the places that I get to visit,” Trowbridge said. “And the fact that I’m able to do something I really love and am so passionate about.
“Like any athlete, the Olympics is your goal so I’m now concentrating hard and working towards being in the best shape to try and qualify in March 2024.”
He added: “Boxing has done so much for me and I want to let other youngsters know how getting involved can make a real difference to their lives.”