Duries duo head to Hull in glory hunt

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Dou­glas Dickie

A pair of tal­ented box­ers are head­ing down south in the search for glory this week­end.

James Sweeney, 12, and Shahz­man Parnez, 11, will rep­re­sent Duries at the Hull Box Club.

The pres­ti­gious event sees over 400 box­ers from across the UK and Ire­land fight over three days.

The pair, who shared the best ju­nior award at Duries this year, could box three times a day on Fri­day, Satur­day, and Sun­day with a chance of pick­ing up a medal each day.

Coach Archie Durie said: “Both of them are re­ally con­fi­dent with both my­self and other coach Jimmy Ste­wart also con­fi­dent for them.”

Else­where in box­ing, Cam­bus­lang lad Ni­cholas Devlin was knocked out of the Euro­pean Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships on Mon­day night.

The 14 year old, who boxes for O’Neil’s, lost out to Ger­man fighter Ah­met Sor in his sec­ond bout at the cham­pi­onships in Hun­gary.

Coach Brian Mur­phy said: “Ni­cholas com­peted well through­out the con­test.”

In ac­tion Shahz­man Parnez

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