Wimborne boxer Leah selected to represent England

WIMBORNE Boxing Club star Leah Paylor has been selected to compete for England.

The 12-year-old, known as ‘The Punisher’ is set to represent her country at the EUBC Schools European Championships next month.

The event takes place between August 10-22 in Turkey.

To earn a chance to attend the assessment day, Paylor had to battle through the National Championships, to become number one in the country.

She secured a second-round stoppage to win her semi-final bout, before going on to win the final by unanimous decision on May 15.

The win in the final was all the more impressive given Paylor’s only defeat to date came against the same opponent, in last year’s final.

Following this victory, Paylor attended a selection camp in Tamworth, sparring in front of England coaches to assess her ability.

They were suitably impressed and the talented schoolgirl will now head to Turkey next month.

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