Danny is the his­tory boy with Elite spot

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Mur­ray Spooner

Castlemilk man Danny Burke be­came the first Durie’s ABC boxer in the club’s his­tory to se­cure a place in the Men’s Elite Cham­pi­onship fi­nal.

The 23-year-old 75kg fighter boxed in the semi fi­nal against Ed­in­burgh Mead­ow­bank ABC’s Owen Spence at Raven­scraig Re­gional Sports Fa­cil­ity in Mother­well on Satur­day.

Burke per­formed well against the well schooled op­po­nent in an even but hard con­test.

But the Durie’s man was on top form again and worked be­hind his left hand lead jab fol­lowed by thun­der­ing over­hand rights to win the bout by a split de­ci­sion.

He will now go into the fi­nal on April 2 at Raven­scraig against last year’s youth Com­mon­wealth gold medal win­ner John Docherty.

Coach Archie Durie con­grat­u­lated Danny on his vic­tory and added:“This is the first time ever Durie’s ABC have had a se­nior in the Men’s Elite Cham­pi­onship fi­nal and Danny Burke is the man to bring the ti­tle to Ruther­glen.”

Durie’s have four box­ers in ac­tion at this week­end’s Scot­tish School­boy and Ju­nior Open Cham­pi­onships.

Fi­nal awaits Danny Burke

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