UNSWORTH boxer Tom Strong beat former regional champion Lerone Harrison to claim the North West title in the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs Championships.

The 16-year-old, of Middleton Select ABC, won on points, via a split decision, in the 63kg division.

He will go on to fight in Liverpool against the Merseyside champion in the quarter finals.

Bury ABC boxer Hasnain Sajjad also progressed past the regional finals after being handed a bye.