Busy week for Durie’s box­ers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Durie’s box­ing club in Ruther­glen en­dured tough trips on the road this week.

Cas­sidy Todd trav­elled to Ren­frew­shire to fight lo­cal boxer Sarah Jane McDaniel on Oc­to­ber 3 and it proved to be a cagey af­fair.

In the open­ing round both box­ers were try­ing to work each other out but Cas­sidy came out in the sec­ond with a greater work rate and took the fight to the home boxer.

She did the same again in the third and forced her op­po­nent back on sev­eral oc­ca­sions us­ing her jab, back hand to great ef­fect.

When the fi­nal bell went, ev­ery­one thought that the Duries girl had done more than enough to get the de­ci­sion but un­for­tu­nately it went the way of the home boxer by split de­ci­sion.

Duries were also in ac­tion on the same night in Northamp­ton in Eng­land against King­sheath ABC.

They were rep­re­sented by 44kg Chris Brown (14), 57kg So­haib Mo­hammed (17) and Danny Burke (23).

Chris was in against English cham­pion Ethan James and per­formed well but the bout went by the clos­est of mar­gins to Ethan.

So­haib Mo­hammed was in against another English cham­pion Ryan Con­way, and So­haib boxed beau­ti­fully be­hind his left jab and back hand rights to win this bout com­fort­ably by a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Castlemilk man Danny Burke was up against English cham­pion Noel Smith in the 75kg weight. Danny never got into his rhythm which al­lowed the English­man to take the re­sult by de­ci­sion.

Club coach, Archie Durie said it was a good all round trip for the Ruther­glen club.

He added: “All my box­ers can be proud of them­selves. Some­times it doesn’t go your way but they al­ways give 100 per cent.

“It wasn’t to be on the night but Cas­sidy can be ex­tremely proud of her per­for­mance and hold her head up high.”

Durie’s box­ing club have four fight­ers in the Scot­tish Novice Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 17.

David Sher­lin, Cas­sidy Todd, Shahz­man Parnez and James Sweeney will all en­ter the ring this week­end.

Ter­rific trio Coach Archie Durie with So­haib Mo­hammed, Chris Brown and Danny Burke

Great trip Durie’s box­ers and coaches had a great time down in Northamp­ton

Fighter Cas­sidy Todd pre­pares for her bout

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