A WEE COUNTY teenager has been crowned the 5 Nations Kickboxing champion after he prevailed in the final earlier this month.

Cailean Miller, 15, beat the four-year unbeaten British champion Aston Young across five rounds in the World Kickboxing Organisation (WKO) finals on Saturday, April 8.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Cailean said he was “over the moon” to be crowned champion and looks forward to training for more.

“I was over the moon, how could I not be?” Cailean said. “I was a bit sore afterwards, but it comes with the sport.

“The fight was intense and exhausting at times but I had a smile on my face all the way through to the end.

“I’m looking forward to keeping training, continuing fighting and seeing what other opportunities arise from it.”

The 5 Nations tournament is the third tier of kickboxing championships, with only European and World titles above it.

The competition features fighters from Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

With Cailean coming out victorious in the 5 Nations, the next tournament for him to take on will be the European championships.

The Clacks fighter began martial arts training when he was three years old, starting with Tae-kwon-do and Krav Maga.

Cailean’s dad, John Miller, was beaming with pride for his son and said he was thrilled to see his son’s hard work paying off.

He said: “He competes for Alloa Boxing Club and he kickboxes with Aspire Combat Academy, where he also does Muay Thai.

"He's been training since he was three and he had his first fight when he was around six or seven.

“He has worked really hard and a lot of preparation and sacrifice has went into this.

"He’s had times where he’s not been able to go do what his pals or doing because he's been training all the time and watching his diet.

“He has shown maturity beyond his years and he’s shown if you put the work in, you get the rewards.

"He's done really well in this and I’m delighted for him.”