Gold rush for Jahid in Sweden

Jahid Munim
Jahid Munim

Luton boxer Jahid Munim won gold at the King of the Ring tournament held in Sweden last weekend.

The 17-year-old, who lives in Luton and studies IT at Luton Sixth Form college, boxes for Hoddesdon BC.

He followed in the achievements of club-mates Jordan Reynolds and Sam King, both from Luton, who also were victorious at the tournament.

Munim, who was making his international debut, fought in the 60kg Youth division, and was up against Mahdi Azizi from home club Visby BK to start with.

The teenager took a unanimous decision after three rounds to set up a final bout with Muhammad Qafimi from Swedish club Redbergslids BK.

Once again, Munim had his arm raised at the end with another unanimous call from the judges as he was crowned champion.

Coached by Sab Leo from Hoddesdon, Munim is now looking to carry on with his winning streak for the rest of the season.