A young Thai boxer from Horwich claimed a third championship belt with another victory in Trafford.

Teenager Zander Needham claimed a second English Thai boxing title - a third championship title in total - with victory over an opponent from Sale’s Northern Spirit Gym.

The 13-year-old Rivington and Blackrod High School pupil won the five-round bout on points.

The youngster who trains at HKS Thai boxing, with coach Steve Reilly, now holds two English titles and a British.

He’s been training since 2020, but most of his fights have been in the last 18 months, due to covid restrictions in earlier years.

Proud dad Billy said: “He’s small but mighty - and he loves the training at HKS Thaiboxing.”