Bradford's Harris Akbar retains GB title at EIS

Harris Akbar impressed the home crowd at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield by retaining his GB Boxing Championship title last '¨night.

Harris Akbar.
Harris Akbar.

The 19-year-old from Bradford, who is part of Great Britain’s Olympic podium potential programme based at the EIS, defeated Tyler Jolly of Scotland via a unanimous points decision.

It is the second time he has won a title that pits GB boxers against the best the Home Nations have to offer.

Laura Stevens and Lewis Richardson were among the other winners on the night.