A boxer from Belmont has fought against England’s elite amateurs in the Haringey cup despite only having 14 bouts.

Aaron Lewis Prospere, 21, took on two opponents during the three day competition at Alexandra Palace, north London.

The boxer initially faced on George Vernon on Friday, June 22, dominating the rounds causing him to win the fight via unanimous decision.

On Saturday, June 23, the lightweight boxer fought in the semi-finals against Senan Kelly, and despite landing plenty of jabs throughout the fight, the decision went against him.

After the fight, Prospere, who trains at Heart of Portsmouth boxing gym, said: “I was saving myself for the finals but I should have just knocked him out. But I now know that I can box with the elite of the England boxers. I will be back.”

Aaron, an MOT tester for Wandsworth council, is planning to give up work to concentrate on the sport fulltime like other elite amateurs. To do this, he is looking sponsors, having already secured backing from Miles Ahead Property Limited.