Mixed for­tunes for Durie’s boys

Club puts 10 fight­ers in ring at home event

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Mur­ray Spooner

Durie’s Box­ing Club held their sec­ond home show of the sea­son with 10 lo­cal fight­ers en­ter­ing the ring.

In what was a mixed day for Archie Durie’s mem­bers, 12-yearold Shahz­man Parnez topped the bill at the King’s Park Ho­tel on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 16.

The ex­pe­ri­enced Hull Box Cup win­ner was up against Wishaw’s Jay Kelly and the re­sult, went the way of Jay by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

The event started with young Cam­bus­lang lad Lewis Mil­lar who was in against the taller and heav­ier Greenock boy Marcus Latham.

Nine-year-old Lewis, who was mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance for the club, did well to force him­self for­ward against his op­po­nent and earned the ap­plause of the crowd in an ex­hi­bi­tion bout.

Ruther­glen’s Jay­den Cowan was also in against a Greenock lad, Liam Kelly, with Jay­den putting in a great lit­tle per­for­mance in his bap­tism to box­ing.

As both fight­ers were un­der 10 years old, no de­ci­sion was made and both hands were raised.

Castlemilk lad Kyle McGee was in­volved in a crack­ing con­test with Sparta’s Ryan McDon­ald

The 13-year-old took the cen­tre of the ring against south­paw Ryan and caught the smaller Grange­mouth fighter with ef­fec­tive back-hand right up­per­cuts, forc­ing this to split the judges in favour of the away boxer.

Next in was Ruther­glen 13-yearold Bran­don Grant who was also mak­ing his de­but against Sparta boxer Sam Lusk. The home teenager fired solid straight back-hand rights in his ortho­dox stance, catch­ing the Grange­mouth lad through all rounds to win by unan­i­mous de­ci­sion and also voted best home boxer by the judges.

Thirty seven-year-old Ir­ish­man Rob­bie Ryan, 78kg, who re­cently joined Durie’s BC, was in the ring with Glas­gow City’s Sean McCaf­ferty but lost the close en­counter.

Castlemilk’s Nathan Basil, 62kg, fol­lowed in the next bout and had to box a no-scor­ing ex­hi­bi­tion with his op­po­nent from Cly­de­view ABC in Mo­hammed Alkhaldy who came on the scales 3kg too heavy.

But the 15-year-old showed how good he was by push­ing back the taller, heav­ier boxer and land­ing solid hooks to the body and head.

Cam­bus­lang 18-year-old Dan Mur­phy was hav­ing his sec­ond con­test against Dum­bar­ton club D- units’ Luke Grey in a well­matched con­test but the judges voted in the way of the away boxer.

Kyle Sil­lars, 57kg, of Castlemilk, was in his sec­ond con­test and made it his sec­ond win in a row against Glas­gow City’s Thomas Rus­sell, with Kyle show­ing good ag­gres­sive hand speed com­bi­na­tions in the last 20 sec­onds of the first round.

His per­for­mance shook the away boxer and Glas­gow City coach Gary Porter called the bout to an end, giv­ing the 16-year-old vic­tory by way of TKO.

Also from Castlemilk was heavy­weight se­nior Kieran Mulc­ahy against Conner Stir­ling from Sparta ABC.

Both box­ers were com­mit­ted to win but a change in tac­tics from the home cor­ner turned the bout on its head. They brought their man out box­ing south­paw and it changed the fight to give him the vic­tory.

The Re­former can also re­veal Bran­don Grant, Nathan Basil, Kyle Sil­lars and Dan Mur­phy will com­pete in the Scot­tish Novice Championships in Mother­well this week­end.

Home show Team Durie’s BC

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