Family boxing clever after Harry becomes sixth county champion

From left, Harry Ingle, George Ingle, Jamie Scotter, Dean Ingle, Paul Ingle and Tubby Ingle at Scarborough Amateur Boxing Club             Picture: Andy Standing
From left, Harry Ingle, George Ingle, Jamie Scotter, Dean Ingle, Paul Ingle and Tubby Ingle at Scarborough Amateur Boxing Club Picture: Andy Standing
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Six members of the Ingle family are proving that boxing ability really is in their genes after 14-year-old Harry became the latest to win a Yorkshire title.

Tubby, Paul, Dean, George, Jamie Scotter (a cousin of the Ingles) and now Harry have all conquered their rivals in Yorkshire, completing an impressive haul of titles.

Dean Ingle in action

Dean Ingle in action

The success started with Tubby’s Yorkshire Schoolboys Championship success back in 1977, before Jamie, George and Harry were born.

Then Paul showed signs of his world class potential that saw him lift the British, European, Commonwealth and IBF and IBO world featherweight titles by winning the Yorkshire Schoolboy Championships for the first time in 1985/86.

Dean, Harry’s dad, then conquered his county rivals in 1987 to complete a hat-trick of Ingle Yorkshire Schoolboy Championship titles.

Then, after an 18-year wait, came the amateur success of George Ingle and Jamie Scotter.

Tubby Ingle (left)

Tubby Ingle (left)

Twenty-six-year-old George, who beat current lightweight contender Tommy Coyle and suffered a narrow defeat against current British super lightweight champion Tyrone Nurse and Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington, won the title in 2005 and 2006.

Scotter, who has recently turned professional and is looking to get his career in the paid ranks started in the coming months, won the first of many Yorkshire titles in 2005.

Scotter also won the Junior ABAs, the Yorkshire ABAs and the Clubs for Young People Championships as well as the Yorkshire Schoolboy Championships.

When Harry beat Jackson Green to lift the Yorkshire title earlier this year, he completed a six-fold family success.

Harry Ingle (left) shows off his silverware

Harry Ingle (left) shows off his silverware