Duries fight to the end in sea­son fi­nale

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Duries Box­ing Club in Ruther­glen held their end-of-sea­son show at the King’s Park Ho­tel last Fri­day night.

It proved to be a mas­sive suc­cess with nine bouts fea­tur­ing lo­cal fight­ers and an ex­hi­bi­tion match be­tween a Duries star for the fu­ture.

There was even a pro­fes­sional bout, with Michael Do­biezynki de­feat­ing Aboul Hassan.

At the end of the night, Duries dished out their end-of-sea­son awards.

Win­ning the Archie and Emily Durie belts was Danny Burke who also won fight of the year for his per­for­mance against John Docherty in the Elite Fi­nals.

The best junior was shared this year by Shahz­man Parnez and James Sweeney who could not be split by the coaches.

Coach Archie Durie, who thanked his club’s spon­sors, said:“It was a great night and we ended up with a full house.

“It’s been a good sea­son with us pick­ing up plenty of Scot­tish and dis­trict cham­pi­onships.”

Duries Box­ing Club held their last show of the sea­son last Fri­day night, June 10, at the King’s Park Ho­tel.

A cubs skills bout be­tween Do­minic Coll, eight, from Cam­bus­lang and Sonny Daw­son, nine, started pro­ceed­ings. This was go­ing well un­til Do­minic hurt his hand and had to pull out.

Mak­ing his de­but at 65kg was 13-year-old Castlemilk lad old Kyle McGee 65kgs. He was up against Wellmeadow ABC fighter Sean Hen­vey. Kyle started well but suf­fered a big over­hand right in the sec­ond round and went down for an eight count. The ref even­tu­ally had to stop the bout in favour of the Perth boxer.

An­other Wellmeadow boxer was the op­po­nent for Kyle Sil­lars, 15, from Castlemilk, who went in against Ro­nan Lamb at 58kg.

Kyle came out with two hands blaz­ing and forced a stand­ing eight count. De­spite that the home boxer only took the fight on a split de­ci­sion.

Shahz­man Parnez, 11, was up against Blake Homes from Ed­in­burgh at 44kg. He had his op­po­nent on the can­vas for an eight-count early on and con­tin­ued in that vain to win by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion. The dis­play also net­ted Shahz­man the prize for best home boxer on the night.

Next up was 12-year-old Burn­side fighter James Sweeney, who was fight­ing old ri­val David Quinn of North Glas­gow ABC at 34kg. The pair had each won two of their pre­vi­ous four bouts, but it was James who took the edge in their fifth. He showed fast feet and hands in the fi­nal round to take an unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Cam­bus­lang fighter Dan Mur­phy, 18, made his de­but against Doon­hamers ABC’s Reece Lewis. Right from the off the away fighter looked im­pres­sive and forced two stand­ing eight counts be­fore Archie Durie was forced to throw in the towel to spare his fighter more pun­ish­ment.

Also mak­ing his Duries de­but was Grant Mal­colm­son at 75kg. Again, his more ex­pe­ri­enced op­po­nent, Jamie De­war from Perth Rail­way ABC, was more com­posed and took the re­sult.

Se­nior Martin An­der­son was next in the ring for Duries for a fight at 71kg against Scott Lees from Barn.

It was a cagey en­counter un­til the third round when Lees caught his op­po­nent with a huge back hand. Martin went down for an eight count and an­other al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter. Even­tu­ally Archie Durie had to throw in the towel for the sec­ond time on the night.

Jon­lee Joyce, 17, made his come­back af­ter 15 months out at 81kg against south­paw North Glas­gow’s An­thony McGuire. With two UK and four Scot­tish ti­tles to his name, Jon­lee used his ex­pe­ri­ence in a ding-dong af­fair to take it with a split de­ci­sion.

Top of the bill was Ruther­glen man Gary Glover, fight­ing at 64kg against in­ter­na­tional boxer Char­lie Doig, of St Fran­cis in Dundee.

Gary had been out for 18 months and it showed with his tim­ing out early on. Doig let Gary come at him, catch­ing him with straight lefts, but Gary fin­ished strongly only for the de­ci­sion to go against him.

Gary fin­ished strongly only for the de­ci­sion to go against him

On guard Shahz­man Parnez was named home fighter of the night af­ter his vic­tory over Blake Homes from Ed­in­burgh

Vic­tory James Sweeney yells with de­light af­ter get­ting the bet­ter of ri­val David Quinn

Dodge City Kyle McGee dodges a punch dur­ing his bout with Sean Hen­vey

Ex­hi­bi­tion Do­minic Coll, in the red, from Duries took part in a cubs’ bout

Broth­ers in arms Kyle Sil­lars, right, af­ter his vic­tory over Ro­nan Lamb

Pack­ing a punch James Sweeney in ac­tion on his way to vic­tory

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