A young Drumchapel boxer has set his sights on representing Great Britain at the Olympics after a blistering start to his career in the ring.

Leo Church, 12, first put on a pair of gloves four years ago at Argo Boxing Club in Drumchapel - and hasn’t looked back since.

Currently fighting at 48kg, Leo’s most recent accolade in the sport is an impressive gold medal at the Scottish Intermediate Championships earlier this year where he came through a number of tough fights before clinching a unanimous decision win over Greenock’s Andrew McClure to secure first place.

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That gold at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell was another for the youngster’s collection after he, along with his coaches and teammates at Argo Boxing Club, travelled to Slovakia last summer.

The Boclair Academy pupil showed off his talent to win an incredible gold for his club and country after two challenging bouts.

Those wins and his undoubted skill have caught the eye of Boxing Scotland who have invited Leo to train at their High Performance Centre in Glasgow ahead of the 2019 Tri-Nations Championship.

With the youngster’s ultimate goal to represent Great Britain at the Olympics and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, the invitation to train alongside fellow elite young boxers is another big step in the right direction with Leo and his mum, Charlene, both grateful for everything Argo Boxing has done for him.

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Charlene said: “Leo idolises his coaches at Argo and wouldn’t have had the opportunities he’s had without them.

“I think the most important thing is Leo is a young lad with a dream to representing his country in a big competition. His dad and I are so proud of him and being able to watch him develop and win his fights this year has been amazing. Leo has no fear and would be paired up against any opponent.”