RYAN Frost’s challenge for a national title has come to an end.

Eastern Counties Class B welterweight champion Frost, of Harwich ABC, looked to clinch a national semi-final spot in his bout with Dale Youth ABC’s Curtis Felix over the four two-minute round distance, at Norwich.

After an even opener, Felix upped the pace in the second, forcing an eight count against Frost, to edge ahead.

A close third followed, leaving Frost to save his best round to last, however, on this occasion it wouldn’t be enough as he exited this year’s championships on a close points defeat.