JOSHUA Jarvis is jumping for joy after working his way through to the national quarter-finals.

The 13-year-old boxer, who is based in Stanford le Hope, travels to train at West Ham Boys Club and has now won the London Schoolboy Championships for the second year in succession.

But Joshua has also made into the last eight of the nationals in the 34 kilos category.

And his father Simon Stratton is rightfully proud of the youngster’s achievements.

“You couldn’t meet a prouder dad if I’m honest,” said Stratton.

“He’s just so dedicated to the sport and that’s why I’m so proud of him.

“He has to stick to quite a strict diet because the championships started three weeks ago and fingers crossed will go on to May 18 so he has to make weight for all of that time.

“But he’s been doing well and working really hard to get the results and victories he’s got.”

Joshua’s latest success saw him using his fast feet and hands to beat Musa Sheik in an unanimous 5-0 points decision.

And the Gable Hall School pupil will now be bidding for more of the same on Saturday when he travels to Bristol for his quarter-final clash.

Should he triumph then Joshua, who is one of 17 West Ham boxers still in national competitions, will travel to Crawley the following weekend.

The semi-final will take place on Saturday with the final the following day at the same venue meaning Joshua is just three fights away from securing another possible title.