Charalambous is the name to note

BOXING CLEVER -- St George starlets Christagie Charalambous and his brother, Georgios.
BOXING CLEVER -- St George starlets Christagie Charalambous and his brother, Georgios.
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The rising reputation of the Charalambous brothers at a Hucknall boxing club has received another boost.

For both 13-year-old Christagie Charalambous and his younger sibling, Georgios, covered themselves in glory at a show in Rotherham.

The duo are members of the St George Amateur Boxing Club, which is steadily rebuilding after the death last year of head coach Paul Singleton.

Christagie, who is the reigning Midlands schoolboy champion in his age and weight catergory, was too strong and too fast for Renial Thompson, of Hillsborough ABC in Sheffield.

Thompson, who was unbeaten in five bouts, tried to keep the much smaller St George boxer at bay. But Christagie used brilliant head-movement to get in close and unleash some strong punches.

He has now been selected for the England squad for an international against Ireland in Dublin in June.

Georgios (12) lost to Lucas Hallimond, of Shildon ABC, County Durham -- but only on a close points decision.

He boxed hard from start to finish and will learn a lot from being in the ring with a much more experienced opponent who had had twice as many bouts.