Durie’s teen Sohaib goes close
Durie’s Boxing Club member Sohaib Mohammed narrowly lost to a Commonwealth Games medallist in last weekend’s Northwest ABC show.
The 17 year old boxed well but came away on the losing side of a points decision to Kieran McMaster at the Park Hotel in Kilmarnock.
Kieran is a three times Scottish and four times Western District champion who won a bronze medal in Samoa’s Commonwealth Games in 2015.
On Saturday, all three rounds were close with both boxers landing clean shots to the head and body.
But the fight went by unanimous decision to the Kilmarnock boxer.
Coach Archie Durie said: “Sohaib boxed superbly and left with the total respect of every person in the hall, none more so than Kieran.
“If the decision had went the other way, nobody would have complained.
“It’s his first year at senior level but he got a lot of plaudits.”
Another of Durie’s boxers, Vicky Glover, will travel to Wales this weekend to represent Scotland in the Youth Tri Nation British Championships.
The competition in Cardiff will see Vicky take on either the Welsh champion or runner up for a place in the final against an English opponent on Sunday.
The 16 year old got the chance to represent her country following her successful bout against Charlie Wilson in the Scottish Open in February.