Durie’s teen So­haib goes close

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel -

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.

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