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Home­town boy Dar­ren Traynor, as ex­pected, out­points durable Jamie Quinn in the Gran­ite City

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AF­TER be­ing side­lined for nine months by a trou­ble­some el­bow in­jury, Aberdeen’s Scot­tish Area light­weight champ Dar­ren Traynor topped a North­ern Sport­ing Club bill on home ground at the Tree­tops Ho­tel, shak­ing off a lit­tle rust with a shutout six-round points vic­tory over Stock­port’s Jamie Quinn, who has only once failed to hear the fi­nal bell dur­ing his ca­reer. Kenny Pringle of­fi­ci­ated.

Fresh from spar­ring for­mer two-weight world ti­tlist Carl Framp­ton, Mac­duff novice and for­mer Com­mon­wealth Youth Games sil­ver medal­list Billy Stu­art went in with Pol­ish south­paw Kamil Ja­worek, and duly reg­is­tered his third points suc­cess – a 40-36 vic­tory be­ing his re­ward at the con­clu­sion of four one-sided rounds.

Ather­ton’s Wil­liam Warburton, with over 150 bouts to his name, isn’t averse to spring­ing the odd shock and is no pushover at the best of times. That first-timer Chris Ry­der, re­cently set­tled in Thurso af­ter a move from South Africa, should be will­ing to trade blows with him on his pro de­but says much about the con­fi­dence of a boxer dubbed Wel­ter­weight Prospect of the Year while still liv­ing in Jo­han­nes­burg. The 60-54 score­line in Ry­der’s favour gave him an im­pres­sive start to his paid ca­reer.

Also de­but­ing was 28-year-old Wick fire­man Liall Macken­zie, a for­mer Scot­tish Novices cham­pion who hadn’t taken up the game un­til he was 24. He took on vet­eran Belfast­man James Gor­man and came out on top in a six-twos cour­tesy of a 59-56 win. James bagged one round and shared an­other, which were the only high­lights for the away cor­ner all evening.

Un­beaten lo­cal Kris­ten Fraser had been sched­uled to go in against Spain’s Mary Romero who, in her most re­cent bout, had out­pointed Dubliner Lynn Har­vey. How­ever, the Spa­niard was ruled out just a cou­ple of days be­fore­hand with a chest in­fec­tion.

THE VER­DICT Home wins are the or­der of the day as the cur­tain falls on an­other box­ing sea­son in the UK.

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