A Blyth boxing club has a national title holder.
Daryle Jobling beat Tia Devon Luscombe, from Camborne, in their contest at Brentwood in Essex on Saturday.
The Empire School of Boxing member took the victory on points after a hard fought three rounds.
Both girls worked well behind high guards and produced a good contest which was exciting and skilful.
Jobling got a foothold in the contest midway through the second round and began to land telling shots, and at the start of the third she picked up the pace even further and for the first time took a good lead.
As the result was read out Jobling was a popular winner with the crowd.
Empire head coach Les Welsh said the bout was a great example to others wanting to take up the sport as both girls tried hard to win and it was a credit to female boxing.
“This win will help inspire the other female boxers in our gym,” said Welsh.
“This is the result of years of hard work by this young lady and everyone at the club wish her all the very best.
“Daryle has only had seven bouts but anyone seeing her at Blyth Fair this year will agree she has something really special.
“We are proud to give blyth there first female national boxing champion.”