BUFFERY-based boxer Sahil Khan covered himself in glory this week with a knockout performance at the Haringey Box Cup which took place at London's Alexandra Palace.

Khan struck gold in the 52 kilo category with two compelling performances.

The 16-year-old had a stroke of luck in the quarter finals when his scheduled opponent pulled out.

It meant Khan going forward to face Callum Singh in the semi-finals where the Dudley boxer won on a unanimous points decision.

That pitted Khan against two times national champion Kyle Quinn from the London-based Hodderston Club in the final.

Khan went onto secure another unanimous points verdict, especially after Quinn was forced to take a standing count of eight during the bout.

Busy Khan has just completed his studies at Hillcrest School in Netherton and has his heart set on competing at the Commonwealth Games when they take place in Birmingham.

Proud father Ifraz Khan paid tribute to Khan's coaching team of Kad Khan plus Mick and Paul Smith who are based at Wolverhampton's Merridale ABC.

Ifraz Khan said: "We went to Merridale because they have a reputation for producing national champions. We've been there three to four years now and not looked back."