Harry is Southern Area champ

Harry Orsini with trainers Dan Purchase and John Essex.
Harry Orsini with trainers Dan Purchase and John Essex.

HORSHAM boxer Harry Orsini has been crowned Southern Area champion.

Harry, 14, stopped Margate ABC’s Paul Cummings in the 67-70kg category to take the Novice Championship at Folkestone on Saturday, dominating from the first bell using his superior jab and slight height advantage to great effect.

He looked to have his Kentish opponent in trouble from round one taking the centre of the ring and picking Cummings off well to score obvious points.

In the final round a flurry of shots rocked the Margate puncher’s head back and the referee had no choice but to bring an end to the contest within the distance and declare Orsini the Southern Area Novice Junior Champion by third round stoppage.

Horsham ABC Trainer Dan Purchase said: “All at the club congratulate Harry on his win. He’s worked really hard recently, making the weight and working daily with his grand dad and trainer John Essex and has really shown promise, I hope he can go on from this next season!”