Student Leeroy DeCruz turned to Thai Boxing after being bullied - and is now belted up!
The Shuttleworth College student took up Thai Boxing four years ago at the Hakuda Gym on Sandygate.
And the 15-year-old won a British title belt at 48kg in Birmingham in 2013; a Celtic belt in Manchester at 52kg and a North West title, also at 52kg, in Wythenshawe in November last year.
As well as that, he has fought in Russia in a European competition where he made it through to the final in 2013 and finished with a silver medal.
“I have had around 20 fights in my career and I have won more than I have lost,” said Leeroy, who is coached by Dave Burley four nights a week and is building up to a fight later this month, on March 28th, where a win could see him given the chance to go to Thailand.