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Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

A box­ing club in Ruther­glen have raised £200 for a young boy who de­feated two of their mem­bers in bouts be­fore be­ing di­ag­nosed with can­cer.

Box­ers and coaches from Durie’s ABC col­lected money for Ban­nock­burn fighter Lee Welsh, 12, who is bat­tling against Non-Hodgkin’s lym­phoma.

Coaches Archie Durie and Phill Coll joined Mark Tait and Naomi Good in shav­ing their hair off on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 18.

The money will go to­wards cov­er­ing the travel in­sur­ance for an up­com­ing trip New York and Or­lando after­Lee’s treat­ment.

Archie, 53, who has met Lee at both his home shows at the Kings Park Ho­tel, said he was a great boxer and wishes him all the best with his bat­tle with can­cer.

He added: “It is for such a great cause. It was a lot of fun get­ting our heads shaved.

“Lee beat Shaz­man Parnez and An­thony Flynn at our home shows last year.

“Fi­nan­cially the club is not in a good po­si­tion but we de­cided to do this and

Be­fore Naoimi, Mark, Phill and Archie with his son James

Knock-out Archie is set upon by Naomi, Phill and Mark

All to­gether now Durie’s ABC

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