WITH a name like Samson Cassius Lowry, boxing has to be the sport in question!

The talented 16-year-old from Mostyn is all set to represent Wales in a major international competition later this month.

On the weekend of June 10, Samson - who boxes in the 75kg weight category - will travel to Barnsley to compete in the British Championships.

"He will travel down on the Friday night," said Samson's dad Tyrone.

The Welsh Amateur Boxing Association selected Samson for the junior / youth level squad to head to Yorkshire and it's great reward for the Clwyd Boxing Club member, who turned 16 in April.

Travelling to Portugal to compete in the Odivelas Box Cup, in Lisbon, prior to the Covid pandemic, Samson gained gold and silver over consecutive years.

He has also been a finalist in the Welsh Championships in Cardiff, with the most recent one seeing his opponent pull out at the last minute.

"Sam's doing well," added Tyrone.

"He's got a good chance of winning it with his fitness and weight."

Tyrone has always followed boxing and he added: "He (Sam) came to me when he was about eight and said he wanted to learn to box."

He has been with Clwyd Boxing Club, in Rhyl, for the last six years.

"He's got the commitment.

"He's there about three-or-four times a week and he also does his own training."

Samson has just signed up to be a personal trainer, with the hope of gaining an apprenticeship.

"It's been hard with the cold mornings and the cold nights," added Tyrone.

"But he's keeping going and he's made up he's been selected for Wales."

Another member of the Welsh team in Barnsley will be Llay Boxing Club's Milwyn Duncan Lloyd.

Milwyn, 15, is in terrific form in the ring and he recently won gold and silver for Wales in his first international boxing tournament.

This was against England at Sofia Gardens, in Cardiff, while Milwyn also won the Welsh Championships title in his 67kg weight category.

Milwyn's dad Carl, a former British bodybuilding champion, said: "I can see where he's going and what he's doing.

"He's had so many knock-backs and he's shot up and become this young man that has been really good.

"He was chosen for the Welsh squad and that was a massive leap for him.

"He lost a bout on a split decision, but they could see the talent."

Initially, Milwyn wanted to try out gymnastics when he was younger, but that all changed when he went to Llay Boxing Club at the tender age of nine.

"He said 'this is what I want to do'," added Carl.