KEIGHLEY'S latest boxing star may only be 12 years old, but he is already a national champion.

Mobeen Hussain, who is part of Lights Out Boxing Club in Girlington, won his National Schools Championships final bout against Denny Moore on Sunday.

And Hussain's talent has been recognised at a national level, with England Boxing taking a keen interest in him.

Lights Out coach and founder Inzy Iqbal said: "Mobeen boxed in the National Golden Gloves 34/36kg against Male Class B Under 35.5kg Denny Moore and won.

"It was a long day, with three rings having to be in use, but we had 100 or so supporters there, friends and family, cheering him on.

"Mobeen was eager to go, as soon as the bell went really. He started fast and won with ease."

Iqbal added: "It was such a wonderful feeling, as it's been very tough, with us having virtually two years off because of the pandemic.

"There have been a lot of setbacks in that time, such as gyms opening and closing due to Covid restrictions."

But now normality is returning, Hussain has been handed a fantastic opportunity to help further his career.

Iqbal explained: "Mobeen has now been invited by England Boxing to take part in some training.

"If that goes well, he could possibly go on to represent England in future."