HOP Junior Boxer Taylor Smith (64kg) (16 years old ) put in a top performance to outpoint the Northern National Champion Leyland form Liverpool on a very hard fought contest at Sheffield on Saturday 10th October.
The new HOP boxer had to dig deep as she matched her opponent punch for punch before pressing home her advantage to win by a split decision of the judges.
Smith was quick to thank all the coaches and boxers at HOP in training her and preparing her for her national final on Saturday.
Head Coach of HOP “Q” Shillingford commented – This is a well-deserved reward for Smith, who has been training very hard for the tournament. Her commitment, dedication in and out of the gym is very high.
Taylor Smith has a very promising career in boxing, she has all the right credentials to do well in the sport.