Whitby Boxing Club’s Reece Harris impressed in his National Schoolboy Championships final, but fell short as he lost out on points.
March, took on two-time champion Kyle Parr in Manchester after making his way through to the final.
Despite a solid second round, Parr’s class showed and he claimed a unanimous points decision win.
Harris’ coach Stewart Lorains was quick to praise his boxer for his efforts.
“Since coming to the gym, Reece has improved 1000%,” said Lorains.
“It was a close fight, Reece had a shoulder injury and had waited around all day for the fight too as we were last on.
“The kid came out strongly in the first and Reece took a standing count, but he bounced back well and could’ve nicked it.
“Thank you to all his coaches, particularly Rob Layton.”