A young boxer from High Wycombe emerged victorious for England at the weekend as he came away with a silver at the Sven Lange Tournament in Germany.

Jamal Khan was in sensational form at the three day event in the 60kg category. He began his shot at gold against Slovenia with a unanimous points victory.

This propelled Khan into the semi-finals where he stopped his Polish counterpart before losing in somewhat controversial circumstances in the final against Netherland.

His proud dad, Istasar, said: “It was controversial as many of us thought he definitely won gold but hey that’s boxing politics. 

"Jamal wasn’t happy with second place but he will move on and will take this as a positive experience as he moves forward with his career. 

“He hopes he can one day fight in the Olympics and become a world champion and this definitely the aim for him.

“Jamal has had great support from his coaches at Hudeston Boxing Club and we are grateful to Sab Leo and Adrian Moco for all their help with Jamal.

"To be honest, Jamal will be ending 2017 on a positive note and is looking forward to a huge year in 2018.”

Khan is something of a teenage prodigy and his star has been on the ascent in recent years.

Back in 2014, he was tipped for Olympic glory after adding a second Three Nations title to his second national schoolboys belt.

A year later, Khan received words of encouragement from boxer Amir Khan after he agonisingly missed out on his third successive national schoolboys title