PARIS SMITH sealed her place in the final of the schoolgirls European Championship with an emphatic first-round knockout.

The York boxer, who trains at the Legions Gym in Clifton Moor, dominated her semi-final contest against Ukraine's Olha Pylypchuk and scored two standing counts with her relentless come-forward aggressive style.

Paris' opponent managed to make it to the end of the round but was left visibly distrought and her corner quickly pulled her out of the bout.

In victory, the 12-year-old became the first female boxer from the city of York to represent England at a major international tournament.

Smith will now face Ava Rose Henry Lyndon in Sunday's final after the Irish representative defeated Turkey’s Sudenaz Ballioglu by stoppage.

She will be looking to add the European title to the national title she won earlier this year, which came via a second-round stoppage.

Legions Gym coach Ashley Martin described Smith's performance as "unreal."

"She was confident from the first bell and went out and followed the game plan," said Martin.

"By scoring two standing counts inside the first round, the referee was forced to stop the contest in Paris’ favour. She was unreal.

"I couldn’t be prouder of her. This was her first time wearing an England vest and she did the club, the country, and herself proud!

"She’s got a tough bout on Sunday against Ava Henry Lyndon who also won by stoppage tonight against Turkey."