IT was sweet 16 for Jorgen Cetaj at the weekend after capping a national junior title with a surprise England call-up, four years after his last appearance for his country, writes ANDY CRYER.

The Walcot boxer celebrated his 16th birthday by knocking out favourite David Price, to lift the Junior Amateur Boxing Association class four middleweight title, in the process earning a second chance for England.

Churchfield School pupil Cetaj is Walcot's second member to lift the Junior ABA title, after Danny Bharj, pictured below, won last season's championships.

Cetaj said: "I am so pleased I have won the national title. All the hard work I have put in in the gym and all the road work I have done has paid off.

"I would like to thank all the Walcot coaches for all the work they have put in as well.

"After the fight I was told by an ABA official there will be an England call-up for me on May 17 in a four nations event, and that capped a great day."

Cetaj was regarded as the underdog at the Crystal Palace Arena on Saturday, against Skelmersdale ABC's Price.

Price had cantered into the final with two previous knock-out victories, winning the semi-final in 16 seconds, but Cetaj silenced any critics with a composed show of boxing.

The Walcot youngster started the opening round strongly, landed a solid right hook and two good lefts to cement a 3-1 opening round lead.

The second round was an even affair, with Cetaj taking a 5-3 lead into the final round.

He increased his workrate as he showed his determination to land the title and with 50 seconds left a stunning overhand right landed flush on Price's chin for a knock-out victory.

Cetaj's coach Dave Holyday insisted the result was no surprise who knew the work he had put in.

He said: "Jorgen boxed well and the other lad struggled to stay with him.

"He has beaten four opponents on his way to the title, three by knock-out, so I think he deserves to be crowned the junior ABA champion.

Walcot chairman Dave Veysey believes Cetaj's success makes this his clubs most triumphant season yet.

He said: "This is our second national champion of the season, after Ryan Martin won the Golden Gloves last month.

"And with Marlon Reid boxing for England twice this has to be the most succesful season yet for Walcot.

"It continues where we have left off in recent years and head coach Harry Scott deserves great credit, as do all the coaching staff."