Jack Courtney became Enniskillen Athletic ABCs first Ulster champion when he claimed victory at the Ulster Nine Counties Championships.

Having overcome tough competition over the past fortnight, by beating boxers from Gilford Boxing Club and Cookstown Boxing Club with unanimous decision wins, Courtney had to face by far his toughest match up to date last Sunday against an extremely tricky southpaw from St. John’s Belfast Boxing Club in the final of the Ulster Nine Counties Championship.

Even with the mix up in the running order of the line ups, Jack remained composed and focussed with what he had to do tactically and mentally to get the win.

Straight from the off Courtney stuck to the game plan laid out by club trainer and father John Courtney, leading from his jab and firing his backhand to land clean point winning shots.

It was the second round when Jack took total control with his slick movement and his accurate power shots that stunned his opponent and slowed him down.

Throughout the rest of the second round and the third round Jack dominated and hurt his opponent time after time, in most contests the bout would of had a number of standing counts.

But that wasn’t to matter as Jack ran out to a convincing unanimous decision win with all five judges scoring in his favour.

The performance stood out at the event with all the other long established boxing clubs taking note of Jack’s performance and they will be weary coming up against him in the future.

Enniskillen Boxing is now on the map and our youth and senior boxers look forward to challenging all the established clubs in Northern Ireland and Ireland to bring more titles back to the town.