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And the winner in the blue corner

(Photograph) - And the winner in the blue corner: Young boxer Adam Mytton has won the longest fight of his career ... against an examination board.

The 16-year-old has been involved in a four-year campaign against the OCR board to gain academic recognition for his sport.

This week the OCR bowed to pressure from Adam, a pupil at St Augustine's Catholic high school, in Redditch, Worcestershire, from Britain's first boxing academy, East Durham and Houghall community college, and the former sports minister, Kate Hoey. Boxing will now join a list of sports at which students can be assessed for A-level and AS-level PE coursework.

Adam said: "This is brilliant news, not just for me, but for other boxers across the country."

Photograph by Andrew Fox.

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