Golden start for Featherstone boxer Fretwell

Featherstone boxer Callum Fretwell with the gold medal he won at the Haringey Cup
Featherstone boxer Callum Fretwell with the gold medal he won at the Haringey Cup

Featherstone’s 22-year-old amateur boxer Callum ‘Tanker’ Fretwell has won a major medal in only his third outing since entering the ring.

Fretwell struck gold in the prestigious 2014 Haringey Box Cup when taking part in the class C amateur heavyweight boxing tournament and beating Vangelis Akubeze, of Finchley.

Only eight months since putting on a pair of boxing gloves and winning two amateur bouts by TKO he was entered into the competition and it was another success story.

The Haringey Box Cup is a yearly, multi-national amateur boxing tournament held at the Alexandra Palace, in North London with possibly the largest number of entrants in the world of boxing today.

The competition was founded in 2008 by the Haringey Police and Community Amateur Boxing Club. It usually consists of more than 450 amateur boxers from around the world and runs consecutively over three days, with four rings as bouts occur simultaneously.

Previous entrants here have included 2012 super heavyweight Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua, 2012 lightweight Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor and British Middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr.

Callum said: “I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved in such a short time and would like to thank Keith Walker, my sponsors Steve Clough managing director of Millennium Care Services, Tartan Coffee Lounge, Big Johns Gym and Mickeys Boxing Academy Selby. Also my parents for their continued support.”