Two boxers from Bangor have enjoyed success recently. Schoolboy boxer Sean Jones and Welsh Youth Champion Connor Burns, who box for Llandudno Amateur Boxing Club, are both from Maesgeirchen.
10-year-old Sean was recently in action at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff, winning unanimously in the Welsh Semi Finals over Rhoose’s Iestyn Bird, although Sean was unable to go all the way and win the final, losing on a split decision to Chepstow’s Cai Dean, he‘s a great prospect for the future.
Welsh Youth Champion Connor Burns is now on track for Elite duties after being selected for the full-time elite squad programme in Cardiff. As part of the programme Connor will compete and train for international tournaments and is on an international sparring camp in Spain this coming week.
This tops off another successful year for Connor, winning 7 of his 9 contests again this year, matching his performance from the year before. Connors’ only two defeats this year coming against England’s Owen Cooper, with Connor winning another of their encounters. These contests were in the welterweight division which was becoming increasingly difficult to maintain for Connor.
As Connor steps up in to the Elite (Senior) level he will be competing at a higher weight division of middleweight as the 17-year-old continues to grow with a possible future move up to light heavyweight in the near future.
Connor Burns has huge potential and is seeking sponsorship to help him achieve his long-term ambitions of Commonwealth and Olympic Competition. Anyone interested in sponsorship should contact head coach Mike Hogan 07879416516
Welsh Youth Champion Connor Burns
Main photo (Top): Coach Matt Williams, Sean Jones (from Bangor), Alex Hender (Llandudno) and coach Lee Hogan