It is believed that Danielle Allsop, from New Mills, has made High Peak history by becoming the region’s first female national boxing champion.
Danielle boxed for her club in the Class C Final of the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs, at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.
Danielle boxes for St John’s Amateur Boxing Club, based in Chorlton, Manchester, but lives in New Mills.
Club coach Andy Rea said after the triumph: “Tonight has been fantastic.
“Danielle works very hard and deserves her success.
“We hope that this will be the first of many national titles for Danielle.
“She certainly has the potential.
“She has had to beat many good boxers to win this title, including some young girls who are already winners of national titles.”
Danielle had to box Catherine Pringle, from North Allerton Boxing Club, based in North Yorkshire, and although her more experienced opponent had many more bouts under her belt, it didn’t show.
The rounds were very even, but as the bout progressed Danielle started to dominate the contest.
Although her opponent had a greater reach, Danielle started to impose herself on the fight, demonstrating her superior power and tenacity.
The judges’ decision was unanimous and Danielle collected her winners award from world champion and former winner of the NABGC Championship, Hughie Fury, along with the chairman of the Boys and Girls Clubs, of Greater Manchester, Karen Wilson.
For more information on the boxing club, go to http://www.chorltonboxing.com