Fighter Danny reaches fi­nal

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A fighter for a Ruther­glen box­ing club took part in the Western Dis­trict Fi­nal last month.

On Fri­day, Novem­ber 28, in the Mar­riot ho­tel in Glas­gow, Castlemilk 22-year-old Danny Burke, fight­ing at 75kg, was Durie’s Am­a­teur Box­ing Club’s sole rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Hill­house In­dus­trial Es­tate Club.

Danny won his semi-fi­nal the week be­fore and was a huge un­der­dog in this bout, com­ing up against Com­mon­wealth Games en­trant and reg­u­lar Scot­land in­ter­na­tion­al­ist Kieran Smith of Springhill ABC.

And straight from the first bell the awk­ward south­paw, Smith used all his ex­pe­ri­ence in this bout to take a unan­i­mous decision against Danny.

The Ruther­glen boxer gave a great ac­count of him­self, giv­ing Smith prob­lems all the way through.

How­ever it wasn’t to be, but Danny will def­i­nitely take pos­i­tive things from only his sev­enth de­feat in 23 bouts.

Danny’s coach Fuj Hus­sain said: “Danny did bril­liant against a reg­u­lar Scot­land in­ter­na­tional and it he will learn from this ex­pe­ri­ence.”

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Box­ing clever Mem­bers of Durie’s box­ing gym (left to right) coach Fuj Hus­sain, Danny Burke, coach Archie Durie and coach Laura McGovern

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