Rob Squires could soon be boxing for England at the European Championships.

English Heavyweight champion Rob Squires is about to begin the next stage of his boxing career.

The 17-year-old Barnstaple boxer, who retained his title in February, is heading to Sheffield for an England selection camp.

If successful, the Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club fighter will represent the country at the European Championships in Latvia in May.

Squires said: “I’m feeling confident about selection, especially after retaining my national title.”

Mark Simpson, coach at Barnstaple ABC said: “I have nothing but respect and pleasure for what Rob’s achieving.”