British Pakistani Boxer Hamza Mehmood wins Elite National Championship yet again
By Tanveer Khatana
Manchester: British Pakistani Boxer Hamza Mehmood made history by becoming the first and only British boxer of Pakistani origin to win back to back Elite National Championships.
Hamza who is 19 defeated Connor Dally by split sessions in the 52 weight category on 13th April. After this win was listed as one of the probables to represent Team GB in the olympics.
Hamza vs Conner!! pic.twitter.com/wJ7d4S7Hkm
— Tanveer Khatana (@tanveer_khatana) April 15, 2019
While speaking to this correspondent after the win Hamza said,” I would like to dedicate this win to my family and Coach. Without their constant help and support it wouldn’t have been possible. Britain is our home and we should do what we can to bring glory to this great Country. I am hopeful that I will represent England soon in the Olympics and will win Gold.”
Hamza has previously won Gold in a tournament at the Eindhoven Box Cup in Holland representing Team GB. The tournament included boxers from 23 Nations Including powerhouses such as Uzbekistan and Mongolia.
Hamza hails from Milton Keynes but his parents originates from the Village of Jhakar in District Jhelum ( Pakistan).
Another Son of Our Soil!!! Hamza Mehmood whose family originate from Jhelum has won the English National Amateur Boxing for the second year in 52kg Cat. He has the potential to go to the Olympics and win insha'Allah. He is a great source of pride for Jhelumis in UK. pic.twitter.com/vH8dvUaVwr
— Tanveer Khatana (@tanveer_khatana) April 14, 2019