Manchester Academy student becomes British champion

Manchester Academy’s student, Ali Aldhufairi is set to box for England. After taking the title of British School Boy Champion, Ali has exceeded all expectations.

Ali, is in Year 7 at Manchester Academy and started boxing at 11. Aldhufairi is now a member of the Longsight Boxing Club.

After six months of taking part in heats across the country, the 12-year-old was named British School Boy Champion. Ali, just needed two rounds to beat his opponent in the final.

That victory has helped Ali, who is from Longsight, secure a place in the national squad.

Manchester Academy’s Principal, Andy Griffin Commented:

“We’re incredibly proud of Ali. Not only has he proved he is the best in his age range across schools nationally. He has now earned a well-deserved place in the England squad. ”

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