By James Bovington
West Leeds amateur boxer Hamilton Joyce returned from Germany having won a silver medal in the Brandenburg Box Cup held in Berlin over the last week.
The cup featured more than a hundred boxers from nine different countries including England, Ireland, the USA and the host Germany.
Eighteen-year-old Hamilton, who’s affectionately known as Hammypatrick, lives in Armley and trains at Camp Detox club in Oldfield Lane, Wortley.
He was the only boxer from Yorkshire in the eight-strong team organised by England Boxing, the body that funds and controls the amateur sport.
Joyce beat an Irish boxer and two German boxers to reach the final in the 60kg weight class.
However, the win was awarded to his German opponent Ransour Rahmati, giving Hammypatrick the silver.
He had already won gold at an international boxing tournament in Spain and is rated the top English male amateur at 60kg.