Ballykelly junior boxer hopes Carl Frampton can make his dream come true

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A young boxer from Ballykelly is hoping Belfast boxing champion Carl Frampton will make his dream come true.

Cody Peoples of Ballykelly Boxers is celebrating after he came home with a medal from the Ulster 9 Counties Novice Boys & Girls Championships held at Rochesters Boxing Club in Derry at the weekend.

Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight  in El Paso, Texas. File pic: Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye

Belfast born Carl Frampton v Alejandro Gonzalez Jr at the IBF Championship fight in El Paso, Texas. File pic: Picture by Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Press Eye

The 12-year-old, who competes in the 36kg category, won on points in a closely contested bout against Troy Killen-Bell of Oakloaf Boxing Club.

Delighted with his victory, Cody says his hero is IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton.

“I just watch all his fights,” said the St. Mary’s, Limavady student.

Cody said he would love to meet Frampton, and said if he came to Ballykelly to see the club he would be in for a good night’s entertainment.

Cody Peoples with his Ulster Boxing medal.

Cody Peoples with his Ulster Boxing medal.

Cody explained he has been boxing for three years.

“I get pretty nervous when I get into the ring, but I try to block out the crowd and try not to listen to what the crowd say. I think I’m a smart fighter. I know when to hit and when to move,” added Cody.

Cody Peoples is delighted with his win.

Cody Peoples is delighted with his win.