TWO of Kendal’s top young boxers will be competing in a multi-national contest in Sweden.

Eddie Kaye and Jake Green, both 15-years-old, are members of the Kendal Amateur Boxing Club and will be fighting in the “King of the Ring” tournament in Borås Sweden.

This event is Europe’s largest and one of the World’s largest tournaments for male boxers with around 500 athletes from over 20 nations.

Taking place from November 5 to 7, Eddie will be competing in the 65kg category whilst Jake will fight in the 57kg category.

Jake Green said, “I love to travel, and I love to box.

“The ‘King of the Ring’ provides both.

“The atmosphere and experience will be second to none.

“I just want to do my best and enjoy the moment.”

Eddie Kaye said, “This is my first time at such a large boxing event, but I’m confident that I have the skills to do a good job.

“I’m really looking forward to getting in the ring and showing what I can do.”

The quality of the Kendal ABC Team was spotted when they last fought at the HSK Box Cup Tournament at Hillerod Denmark in October 2019, coming away with two golds and a silver.

Head Coach Alan Willoughby who will be accompanying the two young boxers said, “I was delighted to have received such an accolade in recognition of the club’s previous achievement’s and be invited to this very prestigious event.

“This will be a great experience for Jake and Eddie. I have every confidence they will both do well.”

Since pandemic restrictions have been lowered the organisers of the ‘King of the Ring’ Tournament extended an invitation to Kendal ABC to participate in this year’s event.

Mr Willoughby extended his gratitude to Dan Kacprzyk of Fish Express in Kendal for his kind sponsorship of the Club over many years and how appreciative the club members had been.

Mr Yak Hussain MBE of Blackburn ABC, and a referee at the Tournament, will also be accompanying the team to Sweden and assisting Alan in the corner.

Kendal Amateur Boxing Club was founded in 1974, by Alan Willoughby.

With a membership of 30 ranging from 11 years old, to 30 years old, the club has produced many regional ABA Champions over the years.