Golden day for fan­tas­tic Durie’s duo

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page -

Durie’s Boxing Club was toast­ing a dou­ble suc­cess at the Scot­tish Novice Cham­pi­onships at the week­end.

Cas­sidy Todd and 11-year-old James Sweeney (front row cen­tre and left) both left Raven­scraig with gold medals .

Burn­side pupil James was up against Aberdeen’s Kin­corth lad, Find­lay Stew­art in the 34kg cat­e­gory and the young­ster showed why his coach rates him so highly with a ter­rific dis­play.

On Sun­day, Cas­sidy (17) was up against Ren­frew boxer Sarah Jane McDaniel, who had won their pre­vi­ous two fights. But the Durie’s lass saved her best per­for­mance for the big stage to take an­other unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Ruther­glen lad David Shevlin (16) just failed to make it a hat-trick of wins dur­ing a crack­ing fi­nal against Nathan Stew­art from By­ron ABC in Aberdeen.

Coach Archie Durie was thrilled with their per­for­mance and said:“Cass had lost to her op­po­nent twice so had a big psy­cho­log­i­cal bar­rier to over­come. Wee James, he will be on TV one day, most def­i­nitely. He boxed won­der­fully.”

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