JOHN THAIN

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

From: Ed­in­burgh. Age: 24. Divi­sion: Mid­dleweight. Pro Record: 5(1)-0

THAIN jokes that he looks so young, when he pops to the shop for a tin of coca cola he is asked for ID.

The 6ft Scot has greatly ben­e­fit­ted from ex­po­sure on the mush­room­ing TV chan­nel Box­na­tion – and he won over a new army of box­ing fans when he out­pointed Steve Spence in Mother­well last month.

That per­for­mance proves there is noth­ing youth­ful about the long-armed boxer’s abil­ity.

Thain’s mother is Filipino, and two years ago he trained along­side his idol Manny Pac­quiao on a train­ing trip to the Wild Card gym, Los An­ge­les.

Among his fans is WBO in­terim light­weight cham­pion Ricky Burns.

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