HORWICH youngster Blaize Tingle is already a British and European wrestling champion and now aims to become the world’s best.

At just 10 years old, he is quickly climbing the ranks despite only taking up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) two years ago.

Last weekend he won the British BJJ Open in Coventry for the second time winning the Boys GI/Grey/Junior 2 (10&11 years) at 42kg.

Next he heads to Belgium in less than three weeks to compete in the Pan Europeans before a shot at the world title.

And his mum Jayne has also set up a GoFundMe page to try and help get Blaize to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Championship in Florida next month to compete against the very best in his age group.

That competition is organised by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

It is a remarkable rise for the youngster who has only recently rediscovered his passion for wrestling as mum Jayne told The Bolton News.

She said: “He’s been wrestling for a while but lost his passion for it so he stopped.

“He started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu about two years ago, so he’s spent 12 months of it in lockdown.

“But he was quickly promoted to a solid grey belt after he was winning competitions as a white belt in about 20 seconds.

“He is now a two-time British champion and European champion, and has taken double gold in numerous Empire and All-star comps and performed consistently well at national standard events.

“He found his passion again for wrestling and was invited to the biggest wrestling comp in Europe, the Tallinn Open, where he came second - beaten only by a youngster 12 months older.

“He often competes against kids heavier and more skilled and older.”

Blaize now wrestles at his new club, Aspull Warriors, and has done well at the English and Northern wrestling championships.

He has also been invited to compete in Helsinki in December - the second biggest competition.

But Florida is the big aim for the talented youngster who also does Muay Thai and plays rugby.

Jayne added: “If we can raise enough on the GoFundMe he will compete at the biggest BJJ comp in the world - the Pan Ams in Florida.

“He deserves the chance to compete with the best of the best because he trains six days a week and travels to the best coaches in Manchester and Gloucester.

“His passion and dedication is second to none.

“We would like to thank his sponsors - Tatami Fightwear, Fightclub physio, Frank’s soaps, Hustlinlabz supplements, Empire Grappling and Village Barbershop.

“Any donation would be greatly appreciated to try and get Blaize to America.”

The fund has so far raised almost £900 of its £3,000 target and anyone who would like to donate can do so by visiting the page at https://gofund.me/bf0b04bc.